This book provides a unified description of transport processes involving saturated and unsaturated flow in inorganic building materials and structures. It emphasizes fundamental physics and materials science, mathematical description, and experimental measurement as a basis for engineering design and construction practice.
Water Transport in Brick, Stone and Concrete brings together in a unified manner current information and guidance on a complex subject. Durability of much of the built infrastructure depends on how water reacts with the construction material concerned, yet the underlying science of deterioration processes is not yet well understood. This book, by the two leading researchers in the field, will provide a central point of reference for the future.
The second edition includes many references to new publications and gives new analyses of important topics in water transport, notably on the evaporation-driven moisture dynamics of built structures.
Table of Contents
Water in Porous Materials
Flow in Porous Materials
Unsaturated Flow in Building Physics
Evaporation and Drying
Topics in Water Transport
Properties of Water
Minerals, Salts and Solutions
Christopher Hall is Senior Professorial Fellow, School of Engineering, The University of Edinburgh, UK.
William D. Hoff is Emeritus Professor of Construction Technology and Science, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester, UK.