Moisture dynamics in brick, stone and concrete has a controlling influence on the durability and performance of the built environment. Water Transport in Brick, Stone and Concrete provides a unified description of transport processes involving saturated and unsaturated flow in porous inorganic materials and structures. It sets out fundamental physics and materials science, mathematical description and experimental measurement as a basis for engineering design and construction practice.
Now in its third edition, the book combines a systematic presentation of the scientific and technical principles with new analyses of topics such as sorption isotherms, temperature dependence of sorptivity, time-dependent properties of cement-based materials, layered materials, air-trapping and driving rain.
It serves as an authoritative reference for research workers, practising engineers and students of civil, building, architectural and materials engineering. Much of the fundamental work is relevant to engineers in soil science and geotechnics, as well as oilfield, chemical and process engineering.
Table of Contents
1. Porous Materials
2. Water in Porous Materials
3. Flow in Porous Materials
4. Unsaturated Flows
5. Composite and Nonuniform Materials
6. Unsaturated Flow in Building Physics
7. Evaporation and Drying
8. Topics in Materials Behaviour
9. Topics in Moisture Dynamics
Appendices: A. Symbols and Acronyms
B. Properties of Water
C. Minerals, Salts and Solutions
D. Other Liquids
E. Other Data
Christopher Hall is Professor Emeritus and Professorial Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, UK.
William Hoff is Emeritus Professor of Construction Technology and Science at the University of Manchester, UK.