The complexity of specifications and the number of materials options available today for concrete production mean that the traditional procedure of making trial mixes is now unnecessary, expensive and time consuming. Using J.D Dewar's research, this book shows how a small amount of materials data can be used confidently to predict the composition of the ideal product.
Foreword. Introduction to the models, properties, and test methods. Modelling of combinations of any particulate materials. Modelling of cements, additions ans aggregates. Modelling of fresh concrete. Modelling of hardening concrete. Influences of cement, aggregates, additions, admixtures and economics. Special concretes. Appendices - formulae for computer modelling. Index.