Metakaolin and Fly Ash as Mineral Admixtures for Concrete
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The book deals with modern theoretical concepts related to the impact of fly ash and metakaolin admixtures on structure formation processes of concrete. Results of the effect of fly ash, metakaolin and their composition on properties of self-compacting and self-leveling concrete are presented. Based on mathematical models, obtained using mathematical experiments planning methodology, the impact of the main factors and their combination on workability, strength and other properties that determine efficiency and durability of concrete are analyzed. Using calculated dependencies, a methodology for designing optimal compositions of concrete containing active mineral admixtures and superplasticizers is proposed. Features of industrial production of concrete for the proposed compositions are discussed. The book is intended for specialists working in the production of concrete and reinforced concrete products and elements. It can also be used by construction engineers to design compositions of cost-effective self-compacting and self-leveling concrete as well as to determine the rational direction of using technogenic raw materials like ash and metakaolin.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Mineral Admixtures as Components of Cement Concrete 3. Self-compacting Ash-containing Concrete 4. Metakaolin as Mineral Admixture for Cement-based Composites 5. Use of Complex Metakaolin Fly Ash and Blast Furnace Granulated Slag in Reactive Powder Concrete (RPC)
Leonid Dvorkin: DSc (1983), Full Professor since 1985. Head of Constructing Products Technology and Material Science Department, National University of Water and Environmental Engineering, Ukraine. Published more than 40 monographs and textbooks on actual problems in technology of concrete and other binders. Published many scientific papers and presented research reports at national and international conferences on construction materials.
Vadim Zhitkovsky: PhD in Constructing Materials and Products (2003). Since 2007, Vadim has been Associate Professor in the Constructing Products Technology and Material Science Department, National University of Water and Environmental Engineering, Ukraine. Research interests include: technology of regular and high performance concretes, mortars and dry mixes, and concrete mix design with desired properties.
Nataliya Lushnikova: PhD (Eng.) in Construction Materials and Products. Research interests include: mineral binders, concrete technology, industrial wastes, approaches in teaching material science. Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design, National University of Water and Envinronmental Engineering, Ukraine. Author and Co-author of 2 monographs, 2 tutorials and more than 70 papers published in scientifc journals.
Yuri Ribakov: PhD in Structural Engineering (2001). Full Professor at the Ariel University in Israel since 2014 and Chair of Structural Engineering. Research interests include: structural concrete, reinforced concrete structures, fiber reinforced concrete, etc. Co-authored 7 monographs, co-edited 2 books, published approximately 200 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Member of editorial boards in international journals.