Handbook of Analytical Techniques in Concrete Science and Technology

Handbook of Analytical Techniques in Concrete Science and Technology
Author: V.S. Ramachandran,J.J. Beaudoin
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1003
Release: 2000-11-01
ISBN: 0815517386
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Analytical Techniques in Concrete Science and Technology Book Excerpt:

Measuring the long-term durability of new types of concrete and concrete technologies is crucial to their acceptance in the marketplace. This long-needed handbook of analytical techniques provides a complete reference to the cutting-edge procedures used to test today's innovative materials. Ranging from chemical and thermal analysis, to IR and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy, to Scanning Electron Microscopy, x-ray diffraction, computer modeling and more, the book provides first-hand explanations of modern methodsùcontributed by 24 leading scientists, many of whom actually developed or refined the techniques. The book includes many analytic techniques, applied to a wide range of organic, inorganic and composite materials and additives. Perfect for practitioners, students, and professional standards writers, the handbook is highly useful for scrutinizing materials in a variety of environments. It takes into account the many factors that affect the qualities of concreteùtemperature, pore and pore-size distribution, surface area, and exposureùgathering diverse evaluation methods into one convenient resource.

Significance of Tests and Properties of Concrete and Concrete making Materials

Significance of Tests and Properties of Concrete and Concrete making Materials
Author: Joseph F. Lamond,J. H. Pielert
Publsiher: ASTM International
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0803133677
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Significance of Tests and Properties of Concrete and Concrete making Materials Book Excerpt:

Using the Engineering Literature

Using the Engineering Literature
Author: Bonnie A. Osif
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2006-08-23
ISBN: 0203966163
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using the Engineering Literature Book Excerpt:

The field of engineering is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary, and there is an ever-growing need for engineers to investigate engineering and scientific resources outside their own area of expertise. However, studies have shown that quality information-finding skills often tend to be lacking in the engineering profession. Using the Engineerin

Lightweight Aggregate Concrete

Lightweight Aggregate Concrete
Author: Satish Chandra,Leif Berntsson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2002-10-28
ISBN: 081551820X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lightweight Aggregate Concrete Book Excerpt:

In spite of the increasing use and demand for lightweight aggregate concrete (LWAC), there is still a lack of adequate explanations to understand the mechanisms responsible for the strength and durability properties of LWAC. This book is written to give an overall picture of LWAC, from the historical background, aggregate production, proportioning and production of concrete, to applications in structures. Physical properties and chemical durability are described in detail. The physical properties include density, strength, shrinkage, and elasticity. Chemical durability includes resistance to acids, chloride ingress, carbonation, and freeze-thaw resistance. Fire resistance is also included, which is seldom considered, but is a very important aspect of the safety of the structure. Microstructure development and its relation to the durability properties of LWAC generally are not highlighted in the literature. The development of bonds, the microstructure with different binder systems, and different types of lightweight aggregates are explained. They show how lightweight aggregate concrete differs from normal weight concrete. The chapters on chloride ingress and freeze-thaw resistance are detailed because of the use of LWAC in offshore construction. The economical aspects of using LWAC are also reviewed. Emphasis is placed on the fact that although the cost of LWAC is high, the total cost of construction has to be considered, including the cost of transport, reinforcement, etc. When these are considered then LWAC becomes cheaper and attractive. The life cycle cost of the concrete is another consideration for calculating long-term savings on maintenance costs.

A Comprehensive Method for Concrete Mix Design

A Comprehensive Method for Concrete Mix Design
Author: Janamian, K.
Publsiher: Materials Research Forum LLC
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2020-01-20
ISBN: 1644900580
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Comprehensive Method for Concrete Mix Design Book Excerpt:

A novel method of concrete mix design is presented. Tests with various constituent materials are reported in great detail. Both laboratory tests and applications in industry show the method to be very successful for all kinds of normal constituent materials, including silica fume, ground granulated blast furnace slag, fly ash, natural pozzolans, blended cement, fine and coarse aggregates, water, air entraining admixtures, plasticizers and super-plasticizers.

Using the Engineering Literature Second Edition

Using the Engineering Literature  Second Edition
Author: Bonnie A. Osif
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2011-08-09
ISBN: 143985002X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using the Engineering Literature Second Edition Book Excerpt:

With the encroachment of the Internet into nearly all aspects of work and life, it seems as though information is everywhere. However, there is information and then there is correct, appropriate, and timely information. While we might love being able to turn to Wikipedia® for encyclopedia-like information or search Google® for the thousands of links on a topic, engineers need the best information, information that is evaluated, up-to-date, and complete. Accurate, vetted information is necessary when building new skyscrapers or developing new prosthetics for returning military veterans While the award-winning first edition of Using the Engineering Literature used a roadmap analogy, we now need a three-dimensional analysis reflecting the complex and dynamic nature of research in the information age. Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition provides a guide to the wide range of resources available in all fields of engineering. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and features new sections on nanotechnology as well as green engineering. The information age has greatly impacted the way engineers find information. Engineers have an effect, directly and indirectly, on almost all aspects of our lives, and it is vital that they find the right information at the right time to create better products and processes. Comprehensive and up to date, with expert chapter authors, this book fills a gap in the literature, providing critical information in a user-friendly format.

Applied Mineralogy of Cement Concrete

Applied Mineralogy of Cement   Concrete
Author: Maarten A.T.M. Broekmans,Herbert Pöllmann
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2018-12-17
ISBN: 1501508350
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Mineralogy of Cement Concrete Book Excerpt:

Volume 74 of Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry contains a selection of papers on the applied mineralogy of cement and concrete, by far the most popular modern building material by volume, with an annual production exceeding 9 billion cubic meters, and steadily growing. Not even all 'concrete' topics can be covered by a single volume, but an interesting assortment was finally obtained. The seven chapters deal with mineralogy and chemistry of (alumina) clinker production and hydration (Pöllmann), alternative raw clinkering materials to reduce CO2 emission (Justnes), assessment of clinker constituents by optical and electron microscopy (Stutzman), industrial assessment of raw materials, cement and concrete using X-ray methods in different applications (Meier et al.), in situ investigation of clinker and cement hydration based on quantitative crystallographic phase analysis (Aranda et al.), characterization and properties of supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) to improve cement and concrete properties (Snellings et al.), and deleterious alkali-aggregate reaction (AAR) in concrete (Broekmans).

Calcined Clays for Sustainable Concrete

Calcined Clays for Sustainable Concrete
Author: Shashank Bishnoi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 859
Release: 2020-04-13
ISBN: 9811528063
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calcined Clays for Sustainable Concrete Book Excerpt:

This volume comprises the proceedings of the Third International Conference on Calcined Clays for Sustainable Concrete held in New Delhi, India in October 2019. The papers cover topics related to geology of clay, hydration and performance of blended systems with calcined clays, alkali activated binders, and economic and environmental impacts of the use of calcined clays in cement-based materials. The book presents research on influence of processing on reactivity of calcined clays, influence of clay mineralogy on reactivity, geology of clay deposits, and the environmental impact of use of calcined clays in cement and concrete and field applications of calcined clay in concrete. Apart from giving an overview of the progress of research during the last two years, this work also covers the state-of-the art on the practical aspects of production and use of calcined clays in construction. The contents of this volume will prove useful to researchers and graduate students working in the areas of cement chemistry, cement production, and concrete design.

Green Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Green Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Author: Samson Jerold Samuel Chelladurai,Suresh Mayilswamy,Arun Seeralan Balakrishnan,S. Gnanasekaran
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2020-12-30
ISBN: 1000295923
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Book Excerpt:

This book includes recent theoretical and practical advancements in green composite materials and advanced manufacturing technology. It provides important original and theoretical experimental results which use nonroutine technologies often unfamiliar to some readers and covers novel applications of more familiar experimental techniques and analyses of composite problems. Green Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Technology: Concepts and Applications provides insight and a better understanding into the development of green composite materials and advanced manufacturing technology used in various manufacturing sectors. It highlights recent trends in the fields of green composites, metal matrix composites, ceramic matrix composites, surface modification using laser cladding, types of dust collectors in waste management and recycling in industries, machinability studies of metals and composites using surface grinding, drilling, electrical discharge machining, joining of metals using friction stir welding, shielded metal arc welding, and linear friction welding. This book is written for engineering students, postgraduate students, research scholars, faculty members, and industry professionals who are engaged in green composite materials and development of advanced manufacturing technology.

Sustainability of Life Cycle Management for Nuclear Cementation Based Technologies

Sustainability of Life Cycle Management for Nuclear Cementation Based Technologies
Author: Rehab O. Abdel Rahman,Michael I. Ojovan
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 674
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN: 0128183292
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability of Life Cycle Management for Nuclear Cementation Based Technologies Book Excerpt:

Sustainability of Life Cycle Management for Nuclear Cementation-Based Technologies, edited by Dr. Rahman and Dr. Ojovan, presents the latest knowledge and research on the management of cementitious systems within nuclear power plants. The book covers aging, development and updates on regulatory frameworks on a global scale, the development of cementitious systems for the immobilization of problematic wastes, and the decommissioning and decontamination of complex cementitious systems. The book's editors and their team of experts combine their practical knowledge to provide the reader with a thorough understanding on the sustainability of lifecycle management of cementitious systems within the nuclear industry. Sections provide a comparative tool that presents national regulations concerning cementitious systems within nuclear power plants, check international and national evaluation results of the sustainability of different systems, help in the development of performance test procedures, and provide a guide on aging nuclear power plants and the long-term behavior of these systems in active and passive safety environments. Presents the latest information on the behavior of different cementitious systems used in the nuclear industry in one comprehensive resource Includes scientific justifications of system behavior during the design, operation, maintenance and decommissioning phases Aids the reader in the development of evaluation tests for problematic wastes

Advances in Structural Engineering

Advances in Structural Engineering
Author: Vasant Matsagar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1041
Release: 2014-12-12
ISBN: 8132221877
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Structural Engineering Book Excerpt:

The book presents research papers presented by academicians, researchers, and practicing structural engineers from India and abroad in the recently held Structural Engineering Convention (SEC) 2014 at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi during 22 – 24 December 2014. The book is divided into three volumes and encompasses multidisciplinary areas within structural engineering, such as earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, structural mechanics, finite element methods, structural vibration control, advanced cementitious and composite materials, bridge engineering, and soil-structure interaction. Advances in Structural Engineering is a useful reference material for structural engineering fraternity including undergraduate and postgraduate students, academicians, researchers and practicing engineers.

Advances in Cement Technology

Advances in Cement Technology
Author: S.N. Ghosh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 828
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 9788188305049
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Cement Technology Book Excerpt:

This volume is the outcome of a critical review of the most important and useful aspects of science and technology of cement. The contents present a combination of cement chemistry including mathematical modelling, manufacture showing geology of limestone and other raw materials, concrete and other blends, instrumental analysis showing thermoanalytical techniques, and x-rays. This publication should be of specific interest to students and researchers, material scientists, cement chemists and technical personnel, and engineers in cement and concrete industry and laboratories.

Computational Intelligence Techniques and Their Applications to Software Engineering Problems

Computational Intelligence Techniques and Their Applications to Software Engineering Problems
Author: Ankita Bansal,Abha Jain,Sarika Jain,Vishal Jain,Ankur Choudhary
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2020-09-28
ISBN: 100019194X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Intelligence Techniques and Their Applications to Software Engineering Problems Book Excerpt:

Computational Intelligence Techniques and Their Applications to Software Engineering Problems focuses on computational intelligence approaches as applicable in varied areas of software engineering such as software requirement prioritization, cost estimation, reliability assessment, defect prediction, maintainability and quality prediction, size estimation, vulnerability prediction, test case selection and prioritization, and much more. The concepts of expert systems, case-based reasoning, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, swarm computing, and rough sets are introduced with their applications in software engineering. The field of knowledge discovery is explored using neural networks and data mining techniques by determining the underlying and hidden patterns in software data sets. Aimed at graduate students and researchers in computer science engineering, software engineering, information technology, this book: Covers various aspects of in-depth solutions of software engineering problems using computational intelligence techniques Discusses the latest evolutionary approaches to preliminary theory of different solve optimization problems under software engineering domain Covers heuristic as well as meta-heuristic algorithms designed to provide better and optimized solutions Illustrates applications including software requirement prioritization, software cost estimation, reliability assessment, software defect prediction, and more Highlights swarm intelligence-based optimization solutions for software testing and reliability problems

Structural Studies Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XIII

Structural Studies  Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XIII
Author: C. A. Brebbia
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2013-06-25
ISBN: 1845647300
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Studies Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XIII Book Excerpt:

Architectural heritage is now recognised to be of great importance to the historical identity. In order to take care of the architectural heritage of a region, town or nation, now recognised as of great importance to their historical identify, we need to share experiences and knowledge regarding heritage preservation in many parts of the world.Covering advances in this field presented at the thirteenth in a series of now-biennial conferences that began in 1989, this book covers such topics as Heritage architecture and historical aspects; Learning from the past; Surveying and monitoring; Performance and maintenance; Structural restoration of metallic structures; Preservation and monitoring; Earth construction; Modern (19th/20th century) heritage; Maritime heritage; Heritage masonry buildings; Stone masonry walls; Wooden structures; Simulation and modelling; Material characterization; New technologies or materials; Corrosion and material Decay; Seismic vulnerability; Non-destructive techniques; Assessment and re-use of heritage buildings; Heritage and tourism; Social and economic aspects in heritage; Guidelines, codes and regulations for heritage.

Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials and Geotechnical Engineering

Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials and Geotechnical Engineering
Author: Sanjay Kumar Shukla,Sudhirkumar V. Barai,Ankur Mehta
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN: 9811374805
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials and Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book comprises select papers presented at the International Conference on Trends and Recent Advances in Civil Engineering (TRACE 2018). The topics covered include the utilization of industrial by-products as construction materials, sustainable and green materials in construction applications, and latest measures adopted for stabilization techniques. The book also discusses recent advances and techniques related to geotechnical and concrete domain that can be used as a reference guide for various researchers and practitioners around the globe.

Biopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco Efficient Construction Materials

Biopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco Efficient Construction Materials
Author: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Volodymyr Ivanov,Niranjan Karak,Henk Jonkers
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-01-11
ISBN: 0081002092
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco Efficient Construction Materials Book Excerpt:

Since 1930 more than 100,000 new chemical compounds have been developed and insufficient information exists on the health assessment of 95 percent of these chemicals in which a relevant percentage are used in construction products. For instance Portland cement concrete, the most used material on the Planet (10.000 million tons/year that in the next 40 years will increase around 100 %) currently used in around 15% of total concrete production contains chemicals used to modify their properties, either in the fresh or hardened state. Biopolymers are materials that are developed from natural resources. They reduce dependence on fossil fuels and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. There is a worldwide demand to replace petroleum-based materials with renewable resources. Currently bio-admixtures represent just a small fraction of the chemical admixtures market (around 20%) but with environmental awareness for constituents in construction materials generally growing (the Construction Products Regulation is being enforced in Europe since 2013), the trend towards bio-admixtures is expected to continue. This book provides an updated state-of-the-art review on biopolymers and their influence and use as admixtures in the development of eco-efficient construction materials. Provides essential knowledge for researchers and producers working on the development of biopolymer-modified construction materials Discusses the various types of biopolymers currently available, their different production techniques, their use as bio-admixtures in concretes and mortars and applications in other areas of civil engineering such as soil stability, wood preservation, adhesives and coatings All contributions are made from leading researchers, who have intensive involvement in the design and use of biopolymers in construction materials

Concrete Solutions

Concrete Solutions
Author: Michael Grantham,Carmelo Majorana,Valentina Salomoni
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-06-10
ISBN: 0415550823
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concrete Solutions Book Excerpt:

Concrete repair continues to be a subject of major interest to engineers and technologists worldwide. The concrete repair budget for the UK alone currently runs at some UKP 220 per annum. Some estimates have indicated that, worldwide, in 2010 the expenditure for maintenance and repair work will represent about 85% of the total expenditure in the construction field. It has been forecast that, in the same year in the USA, 50 billion dollars will be spent just for the restoration of deteriorated bridges and viaducts. An understanding of the latest techniques in repair and testing and inspection is thus crucial to the international construction industry. This book, with contributions from 34 countries, brings together the best in research, practical application, strategy and theory relating to concrete repair, testing and inspection, fire damage, composites and electro-chemical repair.

Cement Production Technology

Cement Production Technology
Author: Anjan Kumar Chatterjee
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2018-04-27
ISBN: 135133574X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cement Production Technology Book Excerpt:

The book is an outcome of the author’s active professional involvement in research, manufacture and consultancy in the field of cement chemistry and process engineering. This multidisciplinary title on cement production technology covers the entire process spectrum of cement production, starting from extraction and winning of natural raw materials to the finished products including the environmental impacts and research trends. The book has an overtone of practice supported by the back-up principles.

Characterization of Nanoencapsulated Food Ingredients

Characterization of Nanoencapsulated Food Ingredients
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2020-03-07
ISBN: 0128156686
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Characterization of Nanoencapsulated Food Ingredients Book Excerpt:

Characterization of Nanoencapsulated Food Ingredients, Volume Four in the Nanoencapsulation in the Food Industry series, introduces some of the common instrumental analysis and characterization methods for the evaluation of nanocarriers and nanoencapsulated ingredients in terms of their morphology, size distribution, surface charge and composition, appearance, physicochemical and rheological properties, and antioxidant activity. Divided in five sections, the book covers the qualitative and quantitative properties of nanoencapsulated food ingredients by different characterization techniques, besides correlating nanocarrier behavior to their physicochemical and functional properties. Authored by a team of global experts in the fields of nano- and microencapsulation of food, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical ingredients, this title is of great value to those engaged in the various fields of nanoencapsulation and nanodelivery systems. Shows how different properties of nanoencapsulated food ingredients can be analyzed Presents the mechanism of each characterization technique Investigates how the analytical results can be understood with nanoencapsulated ingredients

Handbook of Adhesives Raw Materials

Handbook of Adhesives Raw Materials
Author: Ernest W. Flick
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 501
Release: 1989
ISBN: 081551185X
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Adhesives Raw Materials Book Excerpt:

Contains descriptions of more than 2,200 materials currently available to the adhesives industry. The book includes Suppliers' Addresses and a Trade Name Index. Projected 1995 adhesives sales are $12 billion, with steady growth and expansion into new areas.