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Modern Concrete Technology


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A series of books presenting the state-of-the-art in concrete technology, with a strong materials focus, run by Sidney Mindess and Arnon Bentur.

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Concrete Surface Engineering

Concrete Surface Engineering

1st Edition

By Benoit Bissonnette, Luc Courard, Andrzej Garbacz
July 26, 2017

Applying any material to an existing concrete surface intrinsically entails the development of a bond. Considering the ever increasing importance of concrete repair and protection, which imply the creation of an interface between two materials, an improved knowledge of concrete surface ...

Textile Reinforced Concrete

Textile Reinforced Concrete

1st Edition

By Alva Peled, Arnon Bentur, Barzin Mobasher
August 09, 2017

Textile reinforced concrete (TRC) has emerged in recent years as an attractive new high performance cement-based composite. Textiles can significantly improve the mechanical behavior of cement matrices under static and dynamic conditions, and give superior tensile strength, toughness, ductility, ...

Durability of Concrete Design and Construction

Durability of Concrete: Design and Construction

1st Edition

By Mark Alexander, Arnon Bentur, Sidney Mindess
June 08, 2017

This book provides an up-to-date survey of durability issues, with a particular focus on specification and design, and how to achieve durability in actual concrete construction. It is aimed at the practising engineer, but is also a valuable resource for graduate-level programs in universities. ...

Sustainability of Concrete

Sustainability of Concrete

1st Edition

By Pierre-Claude Aïtcin, Sidney Mindess
March 31, 2017

Production of Portland cement is responsible for about seven percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The pressure to make the production of concrete more sustainable, or "greener", is considerable and increasing. This requires a wholesale shift in processes, materials and methods in ...

Binders for Durable and Sustainable Concrete

Binders for Durable and Sustainable Concrete

1st Edition

By Pierre-Claude Aitcin
July 05, 2007

Linking theory to practice, this book provides a better fundamental understanding of Portland cement and hydraulic binders which is necessary to make better concrete. It has been clearly demonstrated that concrete durability is closely linked to its water/binder ratio and proper curing during the ...

Pore Structure of Cement-Based Materials Testing, Interpretation and Requirements

Pore Structure of Cement-Based Materials: Testing, Interpretation and Requirements

1st Edition

By Kalliopi K. Aligizaki
September 22, 2005

Pore Structure of Cement-Based Materials provides a thorough treatment of the experimental techniques used to characterize the pore structure of materials. The text presents the principles and practical applications of the techniques used, organized in an easy-to-follow and uncomplicated manner, ...

Aggregates in Concrete

Aggregates in Concrete

1st Edition

By Mark Alexander, Sidney Mindess
September 01, 2005

Bringing together in one volume the latest research and information, this book provides a detailed guide to the selection and use of aggregates in concrete. After an introduction defining the purpose and role of aggregates in concrete, the authors present an overview of aggregate sources ...

Fundamentals of Durable Reinforced Concrete

Fundamentals of Durable Reinforced Concrete

1st Edition

By Mark G. Richardson
May 23, 2002

Durability failures in reinforced concrete structures are wasteful of resources and energy. The introduction to practice of European Standard EN 206-1 represents a significant shift in emphasis on the need to explicitly consider each potential durability threat when specifying and producing ...

Special Inorganic Cements

Special Inorganic Cements

1st Edition

By Ivan Odler
March 23, 2000

The only book to cover the use of special inorganic cements instead of standard Portland cement in certain specialist applications, such as oil well drilling or in a high temperature location. Special Inorganic Cements draws together information which is widely scattered in the technical literature...

Concrete Mixture Proportioning A Scientific Approach

Concrete Mixture Proportioning: A Scientific Approach

1st Edition

By Francois De Larrard
March 04, 1999

The design of concrete mixes is becoming increasingly complex, with the addition of new materials in the compounds, such as organic admixtures, fibres and supplementary cementitious materials. Moreover, the list of properties which concretes are required to possess for certain applications has ...

High Performance Concrete

High Performance Concrete

1st Edition

By Pierre-Claude Aïtcin
July 02, 1998

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 ...

Optimization Methods for Material Design of Cement-based Composites

Optimization Methods for Material Design of Cement-based Composites

1st Edition

Edited By A.M. Brandt
June 18, 1998

This book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the subject of optimization methods. Optimal mix design for both ordinary and special concretes (such as fibre- reinforced concretes, polymer cement concretes and water permeable concretes). Different problems of optimization are ...

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