Introduction to the Chemistry of Inorganic Cements
To Be Published January 15th 2014 by CRC Press – 320 pages
An invaluable resource for concrete technologists, as well as graduate and advanced undergraduate students of Civil Engineering. This book details the manufacture, setting and hardening, reaction products, structure of the hardened matrix, and degradation processes in a variety of inorganic cements.
Portland cements, because of their over-riding importance in civil construction, are the main focus of this book, but it gives you the tools to analyse inorganic cements in general. It also looks at supplementary cementing materials, calcium aluminate cements, magnesium cements, phosphate cements and cement polymer composites in some detail. The latest ideas and concepts in the field are outlined, as are the major methods of characterization used in the cement industry.
1. Introduction 2. Characterization Methods for Cementitious Materials 3. Manufacture of Portland Cement 4. Chemistry and Characterization of Portland Cement Clinker 5. Hydration of Portland Cement 6. Hydration Products 7. Microstructure of Hardened Cement Pastes 8. Properties at Early Ages 9. Blended Portland Cements 10. Degradation Processes in Portland-based Cements 11. Calcium Aluminate-based Cements 12. Specialty Inorganic Cements 13. Polymer-cement Composites
Karen Scrivener is Professor of Construction Materials at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, and co-editor with Francis Young of Mechanisms of Chemical Degradation of Cement-Based Systems, also published by Taylor & Francis.
Francis Young is Professor Emeritus at University of Illinois, USA and former Associate Director of the NSF Centre for Advanced Cement-Based Materials, USA