Binders for Durable and Sustainable Concrete / Pierre-Claude Aïtcin.

Aïtcin, Pierre-Claude [Browse]
First edition.
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2014.
1 online resource (529 p.)


  • Modern concrete technology series (E. & F.N. Spon) ; 15. [More in this series]
  • Modern concrete technology series
Summary note
"Linking theory to practice, this book provides a better fundamental understanding of Portland cement and hydraulic binders which is necessary to make better concrete. It has been clearly demonstrated that concrete durability is closely linked to its water/binder ratio and proper curing during the first week after casting. In this rigorously presented work, Pierre-Claude Aïtcin explains the complexity of the hydration reaction and how to make, use and cure durable and sustainable concrete. This book also details the problems with Portland cement composition at present and outlines the concept of an ideal hydraulic binder which is technically and ecologically efficient, as well as being long-lasting and robust.Binders for Durable and Sustainable Concrete is a practical and innovative reference text which will be particularly relevant to engineers and chemists working in the Portland cement, concrete and admixture industries. This book will also be of interest to academics and graduate-level students in Civil Engineering departments who specialize in Portland cement and concrete technology."--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Note from the author; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Binders and concrete of yesterday; Chapter 3 The hydraulic binders and concrete industries at the beginning of the twenty-first century; Chapter 4 The chemical and phase composition of Portland cement; Chapter 5 Production of Portland cement; Chapter 6 Portland cement hydration; Chapter 7 Admixtures; Chapter 8 Cementitious materials other than Portland cement: Supplementary cementitious materials, mineral components, Portland cement additions
  • Chapter 9 Special Portland cements and other types of hydraulic binderChapter 10 The art and science of high-performance concrete; Chapter 11 The development of the cement and concrete industries within a sustainable development policy; Chapter 12 Cements of yesterday and today, concretes of tomorrow; Chapter 13 My vision of clinkers and binders; Appendix I How Vicat prepared his artificial lime (Mary 1862); Appendix II AD 1824.......No. 5022: Artificial stone: Aspdin's specification; Appendix III And if the first North American natural cement was made in 1676 in Montreal
  • Appendix IV The SAL and KOSH treatmentsAppendix V Determination of the Bogue potential composition; Appendix VI Example of a very simple binary diagram; Appendix VII Ternary diagrams; Appendix VIII Ternary phase diagrams; Appendix IX Influence of the alkalis on the nature and morphology of hydration products; Appendix X Colouring concrete; Appendix XI Relevant ASTM standards; Index
  • 0-429-17584-1
  • 1-4822-6576-1
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  • 9786610932023
  • 0-203-94048-2
  • 476091527
  • 935263735
  • 10.1201/9781482265767
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