This book discusses the pozzolanic and cementitious materials, termed as mineral admixtures, including fly ash, blast-furnace slag, silica fume, rice-husk ash, and natural pozzolans. It presents the mineral/chemical composition of the admixtures and their chemical reactions with cement.
1. Introduction 2. Production, Sources, and Utilization 3. Chemical and Physical Characteristics 4. Mechanisms by Which Mineral Admixtures Improve Properties of Concrete 5. Effect of Mineral Admixtures on Properties of Fresh Concrete 6. Effect of Mineral Admixtures on Properties of Hardened Concrete 7. Concrete Incorporating Mineral Admixtures: Durability Aspects 8. Selection of Materials and Mixture Proportions 9. Standard Specifications