This thoroughly updated edition contains new information on:Recently built construction projects worldwide Shrinkage-reducing admixtures Self-consolidating concrete, pervious concrete, internal curing, and other cutting-edge innovations Modeling of ice formation and alkali-aggregate reaction in concrete Environmental impact of concrete
Each chapter begins with a preview of the contents and ends with a self-test and a guide for further reading. More than 300 drawings and photographs illustrate the topics discussed in this definitive text on concrete.
Comprehensive coverage includes:Microstructure of concrete Strength Dimensional stability Durability Hydraulic cements Aggregates Admixtures Proportioning concrete mixtures Concrete at early age Nondestructive methods Progress in concrete technology Advances in concrete mechanics Global warming and concrete in the future
Fully revised to cover the latest nondestructive testing (NDT) procedures, this practical resource reviews established and emerging methods for examining materials without destroying them or altering their structure. Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation, Second Edition offers in-depth details on the background, benefits, limitations, and applications of each method. The book provides advice on how to interpret results and formulate accurate decisions based on your findings.
New chapters on digital radiography, ultrasonic phased array testing, and ultrasonic guided wave inspection are included. This is a must-have reference for NDT certification candidates, engineers, metallurgists, quality control specialists, and anyone involved in product design, manufacture, or maintenance.
Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation, Second Edition covers:Introduction to nondestructive testing Discontinuities—origins and classification Visual testing Penetrant testing Magnetic particle testing Radiographic testing Ultrasonic testing Eddy current testing Thermal infrared testing Acoustic emission testing Digital radiography Ultrasonic phased array testing Ultrasonic guided wave inspection
The author links the properties of the material at the microstructural level with its behavior in laboratory tests, and, in turn, to the performance of the material in concrete structures under field exposure. He explains how SCMs influence the mechanical properties of concrete and improve its durability and also covers how various SCMs influence hydration reactions and the evolution of the pore structure and pore-solution composition.
However, SCMs are not a panacea for concrete and improper use may be injurious to certain properties. Achieving the maximum benefit from SCMs requires an understanding of the materials and how they impact concrete properties under various conditions. Drawing on the author’s 30 years of experience, this book helps engineers and practitioners to optimize the use of supplementary cementing materials to improve concrete performance.
Highlighting the competitive nature of the business, the author delineates the statistical parameters that govern quality control in concrete construction projects, defining complicated statistical terms and the theoretical background needed for determining and meeting quality control criteria. He begins with a discussion of how to control the project to meet the owner’s requirements and includes coverage of the international codes for different loads that affect buildings. The book details traditional and emerging materials used in concrete technology such as high-strength, high-performance, and self-compacted concrete as well as those used in all construction stages for various climates. It concludes with a description of a risk-based maintenance plan for reinforced concrete structures.
A guidebook and handbook, this resource provides the information required for decision-making on structure systems, materials, construction methods, and maintenance plans. Filled with case studies, it delineates practical applications and up-to-date methods for designing and constructing buildings that are aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound.
The non-specialist civil engineer involved in assessment, repair or maintenance of concrete structures will find this a thorough update.
The edge of this book is to provide comprehensive information of Civil Engineering covers all essential topics like materials, building elements, surveying, ranging, levelling, mapping and contouring. It distinctively focuses on topics which are important for beginners. This book provides sufficient material for practice so that students can enhance their knowledge about civil engineering. The topics and summaries with simple languages are very helpful for students to learn the basic concepts and fundaments of civil engineering with ease.
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