Sidney Mindess ... 308 pages - Publisher: Woodhead Publishing; 1st edition (June, 2008) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1845692632 - ISBN-13: 978-1845692636 ...

Concrete is the most widely-used construction material in the world. This important book summarises the wealth of recent research on improving qualities such as durability and sustainability as well as the emergence of a new generation of specialist concretes for particular applications. A number of chapters discuss new types of concrete such as autoclaved aerated concrete, high-strength concrete, sprayed concrete, fibre-reinforced concrete, lightweight concrete, self-compacting concrete, foamed and polymer concrete, together with their characteristics and applications. Other chapters review the development of concrete especially suited for particular conditions such as radiation protection, hot weather and underwater conditions, as well as the increasingly important area of recycling.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Developments in the formulation and reinforcement of concrete is a standard reference for civil and structural engineers. Summarises a wealth of recent research on improving qualities such as sustainability and durability. Discusses new concrete types together with their characteristics and applications. Reviews the development of concrete especially suited to particular conditions such as hot weather and under water.

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