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Aggregates in Concrete : Modern Concrete Technology - Mark Alexander

Aggregates in Concrete

Modern Concrete Technology

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Bringing together in one volume the latest research and information, this book provides a comprehensive account of the selection and use of aggregates in concrete. After an introduction defining the purpose and role of aggregates in concrete, the authors present an overview of aggregate sources and production techniques, followed by a detailed study of their physical, mechanical and chemical properties. This knowledge is then applied to the use of aggregates in both plastic and hardened concretes, and in the overall mix design. Special aggregates and their applications are discussed in detail, as are the main specifications, standards and tests in use.
"Aggregates in Concrete" is an essential reference for concrete practitioners, academics, and researchers, and a key text for graduate students of concrete technology.

'The book ... deserves a hearty welcome ... We strongly recommend it to all those who are involved in concrete construction -- ready-mixed concrete suppliers, construction engineers, concrete technologists, etc. This could also be a good reference book for academicians and students of civil engineering.' - The Indian Concrete Journal 'A useful reference for practitioners and I can strongly recommend it as a worthwhile addition to the bookshelf of any person that regularly deals with concrete as a construction material.' - Civil Engineering (South Africa)

Aggregates In Concrete M G Alexander and S Mindess
Outline
Introduction
Some Definitions Purpose and Role of Aggregates Consumption of Aggregates
Challenging Issues For Concrete Aggregates Texts on Concrete Aggregates Scope and Objectives of This Book
References
Natural Aggregate Sources and Production
Origin and Classification of Aggregates Sources and Production of Natural Aggregates
Sampling of Aggregates Summary of National Usage Closure
References
Properties and Characterisation of Aggregates
Physical Properties of Aggregates
Chemical and Durability Properties of Aggregates
Aggregate Petrography Closure
References
Aggregates in Plastic Concrete Characterising
The Plastic Properties Of Concrete
Empirical Approaches Mixes of 'Normal' Consistence or Workability Fundamental Approaches
Influence of Aggregates on the Plastic Properties of Concrete
Aggregates and Concrete Mix Proportioning Closure
References
Aggregates In Hardened Concrete - Physical and Mechanical Properties
Fundamental Aspects Concrete Strength
Concrete Fracture Properties Concrete Deformation
Properties Influence of Aggregate Volume Content
Aggregate Dimensional Stability, Thermal Properties, and Corresponding
Concrete Properties Closure
References
Aggregates in Hardened Concrete: Durability and Transport Properties
Concrete Transport Properties
Concrete Deterioration Mechanisms Relating to Aggregates Closure
References
Special Aggregates and Special Concretes Low
Density Aggregates High Density Aggregates
Aggregate Requirements For Special Concretes
Aggregates Derived From Industrial Waste Materials
Porous Aggregates For Internal Curing Of Concrete
Aggregates For Refractory Concrete Abrasion Resistant Aggregates Closure
References
Standards For Aggregates Standard Specifications For Aggregates
Standard Tests For Aggregates Developments in Aggregate Standards Closure
References
Lists Of Standards - Astm, Csa, Bs, Sans
Bs En Standards
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ISBN: 9780415258395
ISBN-10: 0415258391
Series: Modern Concrete Technology
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 435
Published: 1st September 2005
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.93 x 16.26  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 1