CONCRETE PRIMER /PART 2 /' WORKGRAPHS AND TABLES FOR CONCRETE ENGINEERS

PRESENTS NUMEROUS TABLES AND CLEAR DESCRIPTIVE GRAPHS ACCOMPAINED BY SHORT PRECISE EXPLANATORY TEXTS CONCERNING MANY ASPECTS AND RELATIONSHIPS AFFECTING CONCRETE MIX PROPORTIONING. IT DEALS WITH CEMENT, WATER, AGGREGATES, GRADATIONS AND PROPORTIONS, THE CHARACTERISTICS OF CEMENT SUCH AS HEAT OF HYDRATION, SHRINKAGE, DENSITY, ETC., ITS RESISTANCE TO EXTERNAL INFLUENCES SUCH AS WEAR, FROST, ACIDS, SEA WATER, THE USE OF ADMIXTURES, COLORS AND MANY MORE. A SEPARATE CHAPTER DEALS WITH LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE. IT IS A SHAME THAT MOST OF THIS VALUABLE MATERIAL IS NOT APPLICABLE TO OUR PRACTICE BECAUSE OF THE DIFFERENCES IN UNITS, DESIGNATIONS AND APPROACH, OR WOULD REQUIRE CONSIDERABLE WORK IN ORDER TO BE ADAPTED. THE BOOK TRIES TO BE A KNOW-ALL AND CANNOT HELP MAKE CERTAIN PROBLEMS TO APPEAR AS SOLVED, ALTHOUGH THEY ARE STILL QUITE DISPUTABLE. NEVERTHELESS, AMERICANS, WHETHER AS ENGINEERS IN PRACTICE OR AS TECHNICAL ORGANIZATIONS, SHOULD TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THIS PUBLICATION TO SEE WHETHER OUR SIMILAR PUBLICATIONS COULD NOT STAND SOME IMPROVEMENT. AN INCREASED NUMBER OF CLEAR PRECISE GRAPHS, WITHOUT GOING TO THE EXTREME OF THIS PUBLICATION, MAY BE SUPERIOR TO OUR EXCESS IN EXPLANATORY TEXT. /CR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bauverlag Gmbh /Germany

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  • Authors:
    • Rothfuchs, G
  • Publication Date: 1965

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  • Accession Number: 00212413
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Am Concrete Inst Journal & Proceedings
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2004 6:13PM