Cement-Based Composites: Materials, Mechanical Properties and Performance, Second Edition, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Cement-Based Composites

Materials, Mechanical Properties and Performance, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By Andrzej M. Brandt

CRC Press

535 pages

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Description

Cement-Based Composites takes a different approach from most other books in the field by viewing concrete as an advanced composite material, and by considering the properties and behaviour of cement-based materials from this stance. It deals particularly, but not exclusively, with newer forms of cement-based materials. This new edition takes a critical approach to the subject as well as presenting up-to-date knowledge.

Emphasis is given to non-conventional reinforcement and design methods, problems at the materials' interfaces and to the durability of structures. High strength composites and novel forms of cement-based composites are described in detail. After a basic introduction the book explores the various components of these materials and their properties. It then deals with mechanical properties and considers characteristics under various loading and environmental conditions, and concludes by examining design, optimization and economics with particular emphasis on high-performance concretes. Researchers, graduate students and practising engineers will find this book valuable.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Composites and Multiphase Materials

Concrete-Like Composites

Components of Cement Based Composites

Reinforcement of Cement-Based Composites

Structure of Cement Composites

Interfaces

Strength and Deformability Under Short-Term Static Load

Cracking in Cement Matrices and Propagation of Cracks

Fracture and Failure of Material Structures

Behaviour of Cement Matrix Composites in Various Service Conditions

Design and Optimization of Cement Based Composites

High-Strength Concrete and High Performance Concretes

Application and Development of Cement-Based Composites

About the Author

Andrzej M. Brandt is a professor emeritus at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research in Warsaw, Poland, and former Chairman of the Committee for Civil Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is Chairman of ISO/TC98 and holds an Honorary Doctorate from Paisley University UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC000000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / General
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science
TEC063000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Structural