Bringing together in one volume the latest research and information, this book provides a detailed guide to the selection and use of aggregates in concrete. After an introduction defining the purpose and role of aggregates in concrete, the authors present an overview of aggregate sources and production techniques, followed by a detailed study of their physical, mechanical and chemical properties. This knowledge is then applied to the use of aggregates in both plastic and hardened concretes, and in the overall mix design. Special aggregates and their applications are discussed in detail, as are the current main specifications, standards and tests.
Bringing together in one volume the latest research and information, this book provides a detailed guide to the selection and use of aggregates in concrete. After an introduction defining the purpose and role of aggregates in concrete, the authors present an overview of aggregate sources and production techniques, followed by a detailed s
Concrete is the most used man-made material in the world since its invention. The widespread use of this material has led to continuous developments such as ultra-high strength concrete and self-compacting concrete. Recycled Aggregate in Concrete: Use of Industrial, Construction and Demolition Waste focuses on the recent development which the use of various types of recycled waste materials as aggregate in the production of various types of concrete. By drawing together information and data from various fields and sources, Recycled Aggregate in Concrete: Use of Industrial, Construction and Demolition Waste provides full coverage of this subject. Divided into two parts, a compilation of varied literature data related to the use of various types of industrial waste as aggregates in concrete is followed by a discussion of the use of construction and demolition waste as aggregate in concrete. The properties of the aggregates and their effect on various concrete properties are presented, and the quantitative procedure to estimate the properties of concrete containing construction and demolition waste as aggregates is explained. Current codes and practices developed in various countries to use construction and demolition waste as aggregates in concrete and issues related to the sustainability of cement and concrete production are also discussed. The comprehensive information presented in Recycled Aggregate in Concrete: Use of Industrial, Construction and Demolition Waste will be helpful to graduate students, researchers and concrete technologists. The collected data will also be an essential reference for practicing engineers who face problems concerning the use of these materials in concrete production.
Petrography Applied to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates
Fourteen papers from the Symposium on [title] held on June 26, 1989 in St. Louis cover approaches, examination, and specimen preparation of concrete and aggregates for petrographic studies; petrographic examination of aggregate problems; and petrography applied to solving varieties of concrete probl
A wide range of materials can be used as aggregates in the manufacture of concrete. The choice of a suitable aggregate will be influenced to a large degree by the use to which the concrete will be put. Concrete may be required to possess such diverse properties as low shrinkage or high modulus of elasticity or good resistance to abrasion, and suitable aggregates must be selected accordingly. In this Note the more important properties of aggregates are discussed, together with the effects of the aggregate on the properties of concrete. Information is also given on methods of production and on the testing of concrete aggregates.
Chemical Reactions of Aggregates in Concrete
Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Highway Research Board. Committee on Durability of Concrete-Chemical Aspects
Minerals or rocks known to cause deleterious chemical reactions in concrete are identified. The geographical locations of known reactive aggregates in the United States are listed and various test methods used to identify them are described. Recommended procedures for test usage are discussed.