This book considers the properties and behaviour of cement-based materials from the point of view of composite science and technology. It deals particularly with newer forms of cement-based materials and also with a composite approach to conventional materials. Emphasis is put on non-conventional reinforcement and design methods, problems at interfaces in the materials and on durability of structures made with them. High strength composites and novel forms of cement-based composites are described in detail. In the first chapters, the basic ideas of composites are introduced. The next four chapters are concerned with the various components of these materials and their properties. The next section deals with mechanical properties and considers characteristics under various loading and environmental conditions. In the final chapters relating to design, optimization and economics are considered with particular emphases on high-performance concretes. The book will be valuable for researchers, graduate and post-graduate students and practising engineers concerned withvarious kinds of concretes.The book will be valuable for researchers, graduate and post-graduate sutdents and practising engineers concerned with various kinds of concretes and cement-based composites.
Author: A. M. Brandt ISBN: 9780419191100 Pages: 400 pages Format: PDF Size: 25.41 Mb