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Aggregates in Concrete

By Mark Alexander, Sidney Mindess

CRC Press – 2010 – 448 pages

Series: Modern Concrete Technology

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    978-0-415-25839-5
    September 1st 2005

Description

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.

Reviews

'The book … deserves a hearty welcome … We strongly recommend it to all those who are involved in concrete construction — ready-mixed concrete suppliers, construction engineers, concrete technologists, etc. This could also be a good reference book for academicians and students of civil engineering.' - The Indian Concrete Journal

'A useful reference for practitioners and I can strongly recommend it as a worthwhile addition to the bookshelf of any person that regularly deals with concrete as a construction material.' - Civil Engineering (South Africa)

Contents

AGGREGATES IN CONCRETE

M G Alexander and S Mindess

OUTLINE

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION

SOME DEFINITIONS

PURPOSE AND ROLE OF AGGREGATES

CONSUMPTION OF AGGREGATES

CHALLENGING ISSUES FOR CONCRETE AGGREGATES

TEXTS ON CONCRETE AGGREGATES

SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES OF THIS BOOK

REFERENCES

CHAPTER 2 NATURAL AGGREGATE SOURCES AND PRODUCTION

ORIGIN AND CLASSIFICATION OF AGGREGATES

SOURCES AND PRODUCTION OF NATURAL AGGREGATES

SAMPLING OF AGGREGATES

SUMMARY OF NATIONAL USAGE

CLOSURE

REFERENCES

CHAPTER 3: PROPERTIES AND CHARACTERISATION OF AGGREGATES

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF AGGREGATES

CHEMICAL AND DURABILITY PROPERTIES OF AGGREGATES

AGGREGATE PETROGRAPHY

CLOSURE

REFERENCES

CHAPTER 4 AGGREGATES IN PLASTIC CONCRETE

CHARACTERISING THE PLASTIC PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE

Empirical Approaches

Mixes of ‘Normal’ Consistence or Workability

Fundamental Approaches

INFLUENCE OF AGGREGATES ON THE PLASTIC PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE

AGGREGATES AND CONCRETE MIX PROPORTIONING

CLOSURE

REFERENCES

CHAPTER 5 AGGREGATES IN HARDENED CONCRETE - PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

FUNDAMENTAL ASPECTS

CONCRETE STRENGTH

CONCRETE FRACTURE PROPERTIES

CONCRETE DEFORMATION PROPERTIES

INFLUENCE OF AGGREGATE VOLUME CONTENT

AGGREGATE DIMENSIONAL STABILITY, THERMAL PROPERTIES, AND CORRESPONDING CONCRETE PROPERTIES

CLOSURE

REFERENCES

CHAPTER 6 AGGREGATES IN HARDENED CONCRETE: DURABILITY AND TRANSPORT PROPERTIES

CONCRETE TRANSPORT PROPERTIES

CONCRETE DETERIORATION MECHANISMS RELATING TO AGGREGATES

CLOSURE

REFERENCES

CHAPTER 7 SPECIAL AGGREGATES AND SPECIAL CONCRETES

LOW DENSITY AGGREGATES

HIGH DENSITY AGGREGATES

AGGREGATE REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIAL CONCRETES

AGGREGATES DERIVED FROM INDUSTRIAL WASTE MATERIALS

POROUS AGGREGATES FOR INTERNAL CURING OF CONCRETE

AGGREGATES FOR REFRACTORY CONCRETE

ABRASION RESISTANT AGGREGATES

CLOSURE

REFERENCES

CHAPTER 8 STANDARDS FOR AGGREGATES

STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS FOR AGGREGATES

STANDARD TESTS FOR AGGREGATES

DEVELOPMENTS IN AGGREGATE STANDARDS

CLOSURE

REFERENCES

APPENDIX A LISTS OF STANDARDS – ASTM, CSA, BS, SANS

APPENDIX B BS EN STANDARDS

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