After an introductory chapter, the book reviews the pore structure and chemistry of cement-based materials, providing the foundation for understanding the particular aspects of degradation which are discussed in the following chapters. These include dimensional stability and cracking processes, chemical and microbiological degradation of concrete, corrosion of reinforcing and prestressing steels, deterioration associated with certain aggregates, effects of frost and problems involving fibre-reinforced and polymer-cement composites.
With its distinguished international team of contributors, Durability of concrete and cement composites is a standard reference for all those concerned with improving the service life of structures using these materials.
- Analyses a range of materials such as reinforced steel in concrete, pre-stressed concrete and cement composites
- Discusses key degradation phenomena such as cracking processes and the impact of cold weather conditions
- A standard reference for those concerned with improving the service life of structures using concrete and cement based composites