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Water Transport in Brick, Stone and Concrete

2nd Edition

By Christopher Hall, William D. Hoff

CRC Press

374 pages

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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

Porous Materials

Water in Porous Materials

Flow in Porous Materials

Unsaturated Flows

Unsaturated Flow in Building Physics

Composite Materials

Evaporation and Drying

Topics in Water Transport


Symbols Used

Properties of Water

Minerals, Salts and Solutions

Other Liquids

Other Data

About the Authors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General