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Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures by Steven H. Kosmatka and Michelle L. Wilson
Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures has been the cement and concrete business’s major reference on concrete know-how for over 85 years. For the reason that first version was printed within the early 1920s, the U.S. model has been up to date 15 instances to replicate advances in concrete know-how and to satisfy the rising wants of architects, engineers, builders, concrete producers, concrete technologists, instructors, and college students.
This totally revised 15th version was written to offer a concise, present reference on concrete, together with the various advances that occurred for the reason that final version was printed in 2002. The textual content is backed by over 95 years of analysis by the Portland Cement Affiliation. It displays the most recent data on requirements, specs, and check strategies of ASTM Worldwide (ASTM), the American Affiliation of State Freeway and Transportation Officers (AASHTO), and the American Concrete Institute (ACI).
In addition to presenting a 30% enhance in new data over the prior version throughout the earlier chapters, this version has added 4 new chapters on concrete sustainability, reinforcement, properties of concrete, and sturdiness. The authors want to acknowledge contributions made by many people and organizations who offered beneficial help within the writing and publishing of the 15th version. We’re significantly grateful for the help of the people listed beneath.
This acknowledgment doesn’t essentially indicate approval of the textual content by these people for the reason that total handbook was not reviewed by all these listed and since remaining editorial prerogatives have essentially been exercised by the Portland Cement Affiliation. A particular due to the next PCA workers for intensive technical suggestions, contributions, images, and textual content edits; Wayne Adaska, Richard Bohan, Terry Collins, Jamie Farny, Connie Area, Gregory Halsted, Wes Ikezoe, Susan Lane, Brian McCarthy, Kelly McGinnis, Bruce McIntosh, John Melander, Nathaniel Mohler, Larry Novak, Basile Rabbat, David Shepherd, Stephen Szoke, Paul Tennis, Donn Thompson, and Dave Zwicke.
As well as, particular thanks goes to Cheryl Taylor and Arlene Zapata for his or her skilled experience within the design structure and art work for this publication. Thanks additionally goes to ASTM, AASHTO, and ACI for the use of their materials and paperwork referenced all through the guide. The authors have tried to make this version of Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures a concise and present reference on concrete know-how. Readers are inspired to submit feedback to enhance future printings and editions of this guide.