Binders for Durable and Sustainable Concrete

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CRC Press, Aug 7, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 528 pages
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Linking theory to practice, this book provides a better fundamental understanding of Portland cement and hydraulic binders which is necessary to make better concrete. It has been clearly demonstrated that concrete durability is closely linked to its water/binder ratio and proper curing during the first week after casting. In this rigorously presented work, Pierre-Claude Aïtcin explains the complexity of the hydration reaction and how to make, use and cure durable and sustainable concrete. This book also details the problems with Portland cement composition at present and outlines the concept of an ideal hydraulic binder which is technically and ecologically efficient, as well as being long-lasting and robust.

Binders for Durable and Sustainable Concrete is a practical and innovative reference text which will be particularly relevant to engineers and chemists working in the Portland cement, concrete and admixture industries. This book will also be of interest to academics and graduate-level students in Civil Engineering departments who specialize in Portland cement and concrete technology.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Binders and concrete of yesterday
16
Chapter 3 The hydraulic binders and concrete industries at the beginning of the twentyfirst century
44
Chapter 4 The chemical and phase composition of Portland cement
64
Chapter 5 Production of Portland cement
90
Chapter 6 Portland cement hydration
146
Chapter 7 Admixtures
206
Supplementary cementitious materials mineral components Portland cement additions
273
Appendix I How Vicat prepared his artificial lime Mary 1862
442
Artificial stone Aspdins specification
444
Appendix III And if the first North American natural cement was made in 1676 in Montreal
446
Appendix IV The SAL and KOSH treatments
447
Appendix V Determination of the Bogue potential composition
448
Appendix VI Example of a very simple binary diagram
452
Appendix VII Ternary diagrams
453
Appendix VIII Ternary phase diagrams
460

Chapter 9 Special Portland cements and other types of hydraulic binder
314
Chapter 10 The art and science of highperformance concrete
332
Chapter 11 The development of the cement and concrete industries within a sustainable development policy
397
Chapter 12 Cements of yesterday and today concretes of tomorrow
413
Chapter 13 My vision of clinkers and binders
433
Appendix IX Influence of the alkalis on the nature and morphology of hydration products
466
Appendix X Colouring concrete
473
Appendix XI Relevant ASTM standards
478
Index
482
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About the author (2007)

Pierre-Claude Aïtcin is Professor Emeritus at the University of Sherbrooke in Canada. He has worked in concrete technology for many years and is the author of High Performance Concrete, also published by Taylor & Francis.

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