By Chris L. Page,M M Page

while so much buildings made utilizing concrete and cement-based composites haven't proven indicators of untimely degradation, there were impressive exceptions. moreover, there's expanding strain for brand new constructions to stay in serviceable for lengthy sessions with simply minimum upkeep sooner than being recycled. these types of elements have highlighted the problems of what impacts the sturdiness of those fabrics in several conditions and the way fabric houses might be measured and greater. longevity of concrete and cement composites summarises key study on those vital topics.

After an introductory bankruptcy, the publication experiences the pore constitution and chemistry of cement-based fabrics, offering the basis for figuring out the actual elements of decay that are mentioned within the following chapters. those comprise dimensional balance and cracking tactics, chemical and microbiological degradation of concrete, corrosion of reinforcing and prestressing steels, deterioration linked to convinced aggregates, results of frost and difficulties regarding fibre-reinforced and polymer-cement composites.

With its extraordinary overseas staff of participants, toughness of concrete and cement composites is a customary reference for all these all for bettering the provider lifetime of constructions utilizing those materials.

  • Analyses a number fabrics equivalent to bolstered metal in concrete, pre-stressed concrete and cement composites
  • Discusses key degradation phenomena equivalent to cracking procedures and the influence of chilly climate conditions
  • A commonplace reference for these concerned about bettering the carrier lifetime of buildings utilizing concrete and cement established composites

Show description

Read Online or Download Durability of Concrete and Cement Composites (Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering) PDF

Best civil engineering books

Introductory Geotechnical Engineering: An Environmental Perspective

The environmental impact at the habit of the soil-water process is hard to give an explanation for utilizing classical mechanical suggestions on my own. This ebook integrates and blends conventional idea with particle-energy-field thought with a purpose to offer a framework for the research of soil habit below diversified environmental stipulations.

Structural Health Monitoring with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors

Structural health and wellbeing tracking with Piezoelectric Wafer lively Sensors, moment variation presents an authoritative theoretical and experimental consultant to this fast moving, interdisciplinary quarter with interesting functions throughout a number industries. The booklet starts with a close but digestible consolidation of the elemental thought in relation to structural wellbeing and fitness tracking (SHM).

An Introduction to Water Treatment by Coagulation and Flocculation

This e-book presents introductory technical information for environmental engineers, civil engineers and different specialist engineers and development administration drawn to water remedy by means of coagulation and flocculation tools. here's what is mentioned: 1. advent, 2. COAGULANTS, POLYELECTROLYTES, AND COAGULANT AIDS, three.

An Introduction to Seepage, Slope and Settlement for Levees

This ebook offers introductory technical suggestions for civil engineers and different expert engineers and development managers drawn to seepage, slope and cost for levees. here's what is mentioned: 1. starting place UNDERSEEPAGE, 2. SEEPAGE via EMBANKMENTS, three. EMBANKMENT balance, four.

Additional info for Durability of Concrete and Cement Composites (Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.35 of 5 – based on 17 votes