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Advanced Concrete Technology [Kindle Edition]

Zongjin Li
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Over the past two decades concrete has enjoyed a renewed level of research and testing, resulting in the development of many new types of concrete. Through the use of various additives, production techniques and chemical processes, there is now a great degree of control over the properties of specific concretes for a wide range of applications. New theories, models and testing techniques have also been developed to push the envelope of concrete as a building material. There is no current textbook which brings all of these advancements together in a single volume. This book aims to bridge the gap between the traditional concrete technologies and the emerging state-of-the-art technologies which are gaining wider use.

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A detailed and in-depth guide on current state-of-the-art concrete technologies

The most common building material used around the world, concrete has enjoyed a renewed level of research and testing in the past two decades. Through the use of various additives, production techniques, and chemical processes, there is now a great degree of control over the properties of specific concretes for a wide range of applications.

The first book of its kind to focus on advanced, state-of-the-art concrete technologies, Advanced Concrete Technology serves as a practical primer on concrete's important role in infrastructure and private building construction, as well as a handy reference for building professionals seeking better understanding of its basic behaviors and continued maturation through scientific enhancement. This book includes:

  • An insightful view of the latest developments advancing concrete technologies through coverage of new theories, models, and testing techniques

  • Coverage of non-Portland cement concrete such as geopolymer concrete, magnesium-based bonded concrete, and more

  • Examination of the newest nondestructive testing methods

  • Emphasizes a materials design philosophy based on the final application of the materials

Advanced Concrete Technology aims to bridge the gap between the traditional concrete technologies and the emerging cutting-edge technologies that are refining perspectives on concrete as not only an invaluable and fundamental building material, but a versatile one as well.

Cover image is of the Three Gorges Dam located in the Yiling District of Yichang, in Hubei province, China, which is the world's largest dam. Constructed of 28 million cubic meters of concrete, it is 185 meters high and 3035 meters long and with a capacity to generate over 22,500,000 kilowatts of electricity.

About the Author

Zongjin Li is a Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is the chief scientist in a study of environmentally friendly contemporary concrete, a national key project in China.

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  • File Size: 13297 KB
  • Print Length: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (January 11, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004JHZ07I
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Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. Since the 1990's concrete technology has been developing rapidly. In response to the urgent need for a book that introduces updated methodology, knowledge and understanding of new developments in concrete technology, Wiley has published Zongjin Li's "Advanced Concrete Technology." In addition to discussion of basic aspects of concrete, this book provides very comprehensive information about concrete technology. A systematic introduction of new developments includes advanced cement-based composites, self compacting concrete, ultra high strength/performance concrete, and extruded building products. An excellent discussion on concrete fracture mechanics and non-destructive evaluation is given in two separate chapters. There is also has a chapter on future developments and trends including aspects of sustainability and service life design.

The book benefits from the author's research expertise as well as extensive involvement in teaching at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. For example, the overview of non-destructive testing (NDT) for concrete engineering is systematic and comprehensive. A complete and clear discussion of newly developed NDT methods includes non-contact resistivity measurement, shear wave reflection, longitudinal wave transmission, and embedded cement-based piezoelectric transducer based ultrasonic measurements. New understanding about stages of cement hydration based on non-contact resistivity measurements and various micro-structural studies provides a scientific and realistic explanation for the complex nature of Portland cement hydration.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very detailed book October 17, 2013
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Focused in concrete cementitious and innovative admixtures. If you expect to learn about concrete applied in construction processing in heavy engineering is not this book will satisfy.
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The title is honest, this is a comprehensive exposition of the engineering study of concrete and concrete products and processes.
The author is Chinese and certain detectible Chinese features creep into the text after the first 10 or so pages, which evidently received a more careful editorial review. Nevertheless the book is generally easy to read and understand, and skipping to particular
sections of interest later in the book can be done easily and with comprehension. I would recommend purchase for anyone involved
in any phase of concrete production.
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