Testing During Concrete Construction

Author: H.W. Reinhardt
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482289032
Format: PDF, Docs
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Testing concrete while construction is underway enables decisions to be made which can improve the quality of the finished structure. The book covers testing and measuring techniques for fresh concrete and concrete during the first few days after placing, and for reinforcement and prestressing tendons. Many examples are given of practical methods which can be applied directly during concrete construction to improve quality. It forms the Proceedings of the International RILEM Workshop in Mainz, Germany, March 1990.

Thermal Cracking in Concrete at Early Ages

Author: R. Springenschmid
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 148227129X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Restraint and intrinsic stresses in concrete at early ages are vitally important for concrete structures which must remain free of water-permeable cracks, such as water-retaining structures, tunnel linings, locks and dams. The development of hydration heat, stiffness and strength, also the degree of restraint and, especially for high-strength concrete, non-thermal effects, are decisive for sensitivity to cracking. Determining thses stresses in the laboratory and in construction components has led to a clearer understanding of how they develop and how to optimize mix design, temperature and curing conditions. New testing equipment has enabled the effects of all the important parameters to be qualified and more reliable models for predictiong restraint stresses to be developed. Thermal Cracking in Conrete at Early Ages contains 56 contributions by leading international specialists presented at the RILEM Symposium held in October 1994 at the Technical University of Munich. It will be valuable for construction and site engineers, concrete technologists and scientists.

Non Metallic FRP Reinforcement for Concrete Structures

Author: L. Taerwe
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482271621
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dealing with a wide range of non-metallic materials, this book opens up possibilities of lighter, more durable structures. With contributions from leading international researchers and design engineers, it provides a complete overview of current knowledge on the subject.

Concrete Technology New Trends Industrial Applications

Author: A. Aguado
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482271583
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book forms the Proceedings of an RILEM workshop in Barcelona in November 1994. It is structured as a series of presentations/reviews by some of the leading international researchers and technical experts of the concrete world. Coverage ranges from developments in materials science, through performance and behaviour of concrete, to manufacturing and construction.

Test Quality for Construction Materials and Structures

Author: M. Fickelson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203626729
Format: PDF, ePub
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Testing of materials and manufactured items is a key element in the process from standard specifications though control and verification during manufacture to trade in actual products. Cooperative agreements and networks are being set up covering reference materials and calibration. This process is becoming more urgent with the development in the European market and other international developments. This book presents international views on this fast changing field, with the main themes of: technical components of test quality; quality assurance in testing laboratories; laboratory accreditation and transnational recognition of test results.

Properties of Fresh Concrete

Author: H.J. Wierig
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203626796
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book presents new information on concrete properties and production in the light of the widespread use of ready mixed concrete and new concreting materials. This book forms the Proceedings of the RILEM Colloquium held in Hanover, West Germany in October 1990. Papers from 18 countries in Europe, North America and the Far East are included.