Wil y | 2011 | 528 pages | PDF | 8 MB
The most common building material used around the world, concrete has enjoyed a renewed level of research and testing in the past two decades. Through the use of various additives, production techniques, and chemical processes, there is now a great degree of control over the properties of specific concretes for a wide range of applications.
The first book of its kind to focus on advanced, state-of-the-art concrete technologies, Advanced Concrete Technology serves as a practical primer on concrete's important role in infrastructure and private building construction, as well as a handy reference for building professionals seeking better understanding of its basic behaviors and continued maturation through scientific enhancement. This book includes:
An insightful view of the latest developments advancing concrete technologies through coverage of new theories, models, and testing techniques
Coverage of non-Portland cement concrete such as geopolymer concrete, magnesium-based bonded concrete, and more
Examination of the newest nondestructive testing methods
Emphasizes a materials design philosophy based on the final application of the materials
Advanced Concrete Technology aims to bridge the gap between the traditional concrete technologies and the emerging cutting-edge technologies that are refining perspectives on concrete as not only an invaluable and fundamental building material, but a versatile one as well.
Cover image is of the Three Gorges Dam located in the Yiling District of Yichang, in Hubei province, China, which is the world's largest dam. Constructed of 28 million cubic meters of concrete, it is 185 meters high and 3035 meters long and with a capacity to generate over 22,500,000 kilowatts of electricity.