The approach is practice oriented, and the book assists in the improved application of concrete through a thorough understanding of its ingredients. This is aided by the discussion of certain fundamental aspects and relationships in quantitative forms, and by also presenting the interpretation of research and experience. An extensive bibliography is included.
The book is a current, organized summary of knowledge concerning concrete-making materials, which will enable the engineer/user to make the best possible product using these materials.
Types, Properties and Specifications
Hydration of Portland Cement
Hydraulic Cements Other Than Standard Portland
Chemical Properties of Aggregates
Geometric Properties of Aggregates
Fineness Modulus and Specific Surface
Grading Evaluation and Specification
Internal Structure of Concrete and its Optimization
Lightweight and Heavyweight Aggregates
Handling and Selection of Aggregates