A complete review of the fast-developing topic of high performance concrete (HPC) by one of the leading researchers in the field. It covers all aspects of HPC from materials, properties and technology, to construction and testing. The book will be valuable for all concrete technologists and construction engineers wishing to take advantage of the remarkable properties of the material.
Foreword A. Neville. Introduction. Terminology. A Historical Perspective. The High Performance Concrete Rationale. High Strength Concrete Principles. Review of Relevant Properties of Some Ingredients of High Performance Concrete. Materials Selection. High Performance Mix Design Methods. Producing High Performance Concrete. Preparation for Concreting: What to do, How to do it and When to do it. Delivering, Placing and Controlling High Performance Concrete. Curing High Performance Concrete to Minimize Shrinkage. Properties of Fresh Concrete. Temperature Increase. Testing High Performance Concrete. Mechanical Properties. The Durablility of High Performance Concrete. Mechanical Properties. The Durability of High Performance Concrete. Special High-Performance Concretes. Ultra High-Strength Cement-Based Materials. A Look Ahead. Afterword P. Richard. Further and Recommended Reading