This 3-part book is intended as a text for Civil Engineering students. The first part covers the properties of hardened concrete. Terms are defined, and the significance and origin of each property and controlling factors are set forth. The second part of the book deals with the production of concrete. Separate chapters present current information on the composition and properties of commonly used cements, aggregates, and admixtures. One chapter describes the principles underlying the proportioning of concrete at an early age and how they influence the operations to which freshly produced concrete is subjected. Quality assurance programs are also briefly discussed. The third part of the book reviews advances in concrete technology resulting from innovations to adapt the material for special engineering applications. Information on composition, properties, and applications of several types of special concrete is provided including structural lightweight concrete, heavyweight concrete for nuclear shielding, high-strength concrete, high-workability concrete, shrinkage-compensating concrete, fiber-reinforced concrete, concretes containing polymers, and mass concrete.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Prentice-Hall, Incorporated

    Route 9W
    Englewood Cliffs, NJ  United States  07632
  • Authors:
    • Mehta, P K
  • Publication Date: 1986

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 450 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00460041
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1986 12:00AM