Fundamentals of durable reinforced concrete / Mark G. Richardson.

Richardson, Mark G. [Browse]
Second edition.
Boca Raton : CRC Press (Unlimited), 2023.
1 online resource (464 pages) : illustrations.


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"This book sets out the fundamental aspects of concrete durability with an emphasis on sustainability and carbon neutrality through performance-based methodologies. Global approaches to managing durability are explained from both a prescriptive and performance viewpoint. Achieving a balance between the interactive factors influencing durability and sustainability is supported by an explanation of the physical and chemical phenomena at play, determination of key performance parameters by mathematical modelling and physical testing, and current guidance for good practice. New chapters and sections examine the holistic approach to durability and significant aspects of traditional and new cementitious systems. The book is an essential reference on concrete durability for specifiers and researchers and is also accessible to undergraduate students"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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1. Durable concrete: the why and the how. 2. The prescriptive approach. 3. Durability design and the performance route to specification. 4. Permeability of traditional and innovative concretes. 5. Corrosion of reinforcement in concrete. 6. Carbonation. 7. Chloride ingress. 8. Freeze-thaw effects. 9. Chemical attack: sulfates. 10. Chemical attack: leaching, acid and seawater attack. 11. Alkali-aggregate reaction. 12. Cracking in reinforced concrete structures. 13. Abrasion, erosion and cavitation. 14. Weathering and efflorescence.
  • 1-003-26141-8
  • 1-000-96875-8
  • 10.1201/9781003261414
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