1st Edition

Mechanisms of Chemical Degradation of Cement-based Systems

Edited By K.L. Scrivener, J.F. Young Copyright 1997
    472 Pages
    by CRC Press

    470 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Deterioration of cement-based materials is a continuing problem, as it results in the substantial shortening of the lives of conventional concrete structures. The main costs result from poor performance and the need for early repair. With more advanced applications, where very long service lives are essential, such as the storage of nuclear waste, an understanding of the degradation processes in order to predict long term performance is very important. this book forms the proceedings of the latest Symposia at the Materials Research Society Autumn meeting in Boston.

    Preface. Microstructure and mechanisms of chemical degradation I. Corrosion of reinforcing steel. Microstructure and mechanisms of chemical degradation II. Implications of curing temperatures from durability. Durability of non-Portland cements. Cementitious waste forms and performance of concrete barriers for nuclear waste management. Diffusion and modelling. Cementitious waste forms for non-nuclear applications. Microstructural effects in cements and other porous materials. Author index. Subject index.


    K.L. Scrivener and J.F. young