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Advanced Concrete Technology by Zongjin Li
Concrete is probably the most extensively used materials on the planet. It performs an vital function in infrastructure and personal buildings development. Understanding the essential behaviors of concrete is important for civil engineering college students to turn into civil engineering professionals. There have been some superb books relating to concrete, together with Concrete by Mindess, Younger, and Darwin, Concrete: Construction, Properties, and Supplies by Mehta and Monteriro, and Concrete Technology by Neville and Brook. The motivation to jot down this e-book is to introduce new methodologies, new developments, and new improvements in concrete expertise.
The distinctive options of this e-book embody the introduction of finish use guided analysis technique for concrete, unification of supplies and constructions research, and an emphasize on basic exploration of concrete constructions, state of artwork of concrete improvement, and improvements. This e-book gives extra complete information on concrete expertise, together with the systematic introduction of concrete fracture mechanics and nondestructive analysis for concrete engineering. The e-book is split into 9 chapters. Chapter 1 provides a quick introduction of concrete, together with its historic improvement and benefits. Chapter 2 gives the information of uncooked supplies used for making concrete, overlaying aggregates, binders, admixtures, and water.
Chapter 3 discusses the properties of contemporary concrete, together with workability and the corresponding measurement strategies. Chapter 4 focuses on the construction of concrete at completely different scales, particularly the calcium silicate hydrate at nanometer scale. Chapter 5 covers the properties of hardened concrete, together with energy, sturdiness, stress–pressure relation, and dimension stability.
In Chapter 9, the problems relating to the longer term and improvement development of concrete have been mentioned. Though the e-book is designed and written primarily to fulfill the instructing wants for undergraduate college students at senior stage and graduate college students at entry stage, it could function a reference or a information for skilled engineers of their observe. Within the means of penning this e-book, the authors acquired enthusiastic assist and invaluable help from many individuals, which is deeply appreciated. The authors wish to categorical his particular because of Dr. Garrison C. Ok. Chau, Dr. Biwan Xu, and Dr. Jianzhong Shen for his or her assist in enhancing the e-book draft. Mr. Mike Pomfret is acknowledged for his skilled web page proofreading.Chapter 6 gives up to date information on varied cement-based composites, together with self-consolidation concrete, ultra-high-strength concrete, and extruded and engineered cementitious composites. Chapter 7 focuses the fracture habits of concrete and gives the essential information of fracture mechanics of concrete. Chapter 8 covers the important information of nondestructive testing of concrete engineering, together with wave propagation principle in 1-D case, detecting ideas of various NDT methodologies and methods of various NDT strategies.
The images supplied by Profs. Wei Solar, Tongbo Sui, Linhai Han, and Zhen He; Drs. Xiaojian Gao, Herbert Zheng, and Jinyang Jiang; Mr. Peter Allen; and the businesses of Ove Arup and Gammon are significantly appreciated. The assist from China Fundamental Analysis Grant, Fundamental Analysis on Environmentally Pleasant Up to date Concrete (2009CB623200) is significantly acknowledged. Lastly, I wish to thank for my spouse, Xiuming Cui, my daughters Yexin Li and Aileen Li for his or her love, understanding, and assist.
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