2nd Edition

Engineered Concrete Mix Design and Test Methods, Second Edition

By Irving Kett Copyright 2009
    246 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    246 Pages
    by CRC Press

    As every civil engineer knows, Portland Cement is the most versatile and important material of construction, and will probably remain so far into the future. Yet few books, if any, exist that offer an in-depth analysis of the mixing and testing methods of this vital hydraulic cement. This statement, written about the first edition of Engineered Concrete: Mix Design and Test Methods, remains as true today as it was ten years ago. Revised and updated, the second edition of this groundbreaking resource completely covers Portland Cement, Portland Cement Concrete, and their uses.

    See what’s new in the Second Edition:

    • New coverage of the latest concrete technologies such as high-performance and lightweight concrete
    • Several new tests and sample tearsheets
    • Additional and updated data sheets

    The body of the book is divided into several sections, with the first explaining how concrete batches are designed, mixed, and measured for various consistencies. Another section details the tests of the primary component materials of concrete other than water—namely Portland Cement, aggregates, and mortar—while the final section includes some of the fundamental concrete testing procedures for different strength parameters in conformity with the standards of the American Society for Testing Materials. Solidly researched and written, the book supplies a fundamental understanding of cement, concrete, and mixing and testing methods that allow readers to produce the most economical combinations of concrete materials and satisfy performance requirements and specifications.



    Brief Overview of Portland Cement and Concrete Technology

    Mix Design Procedures

    Tests for Aggregates, Portland Cement, and Mortar

    Rodded Unit Weight of Coarse Aggregates (C 29)

    Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars (C 109)

    Specific Gravity and Absorption Tests of Coarse and Fine Aggregates for Use in the Design of Portland Cement Concrete Mixtures (C 127/128)

    Resistance to Degradation of Small-Sized Coarse Aggregates by Abrasion and Impact in the Los Angeles Machine (C 131)

    Dry Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates (C l36)

    Material Finer than 75 μm (No. 200 Sieve) by Washing (C 117)

    Clay Lumps and Friable Particles in Aggregates (C 142)

    Density of Hydraulic Cement (C 188)

    Tensile Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars (C 190)

    Time of Set of Hydraulic Cement by Vicat Needle (C 191)

    Fineness of Portland Cement by Air Permeability Apparatus (C 204)

    Sand Equivalent Value of Soils and Fine Aggregates (D 2419)

    Index of Aggregate Particle Shape and Texture (D 3398)

    Flat or Elongated Particles in Coarse Aggregate (D 4791)

    Standard Specifications for Wire Cloth and Sieves for Testing Purposes (E 11)

    Tests for Portland Cement Concrete

    Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens (C 39)

    Flexural Strength of Concrete Using Simple Beam with Third-Point Loading (C 78)

    Unit Weight, Yield, and Air Content of Concrete (C 138)

    Slump of Hydraulic Cement Concrete (C 143)

    Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method (C 173)

    Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Laboratory (C 192)

    Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method (C 231)

    Bond Strength of Concrete Developed with Reinforcing Steel (C 234)

    Ball Penetration in Freshly Mixed Concrete (C 360)

    Static Modulus of Elasticity and Poisson’s Ratio of Concrete in Compression (C 469)

    Splitting Tensile Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens (C 496)

    Rebound Number of Hardened Concrete (C 805)

    Direct Tensile Test of Portland Cement Concrete


    A: Measurement Conversion Factors between the S.I. System and the U.S. Standard Units

    B: Laboratory Rules of Safety and Procedures

    C: Tables of Portland Cement Specifications from ASTM Designation: C 150

    D: Concrete Admixtures and Other Cementitious Materials

    E: Development of ASTM Standards

    F: Sample Course Outlines for 10-Week and 15-Week Laboratory Sessions

    G: New Developments in Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) Technology

    H: Bibliography

    Additional Copies of Laboratory Data Sheets



    Irving Kett