Lea's Chemistry of Cement and Concrete

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Butterworth-Heinemann, Nov 12, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 1092 pages
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Lea's Chemistry of Cement and Concrete deals with the chemical and physical properties of cements and concretes and their relation to the practical problems that arise in manufacture and use. As such it is addressed not only to the chemist and those concerned with the science and technology of silicate materials, but also to those interested in the use of concrete in building and civil engineering construction. Much attention is given to the suitability of materials, to the conditions under which concrete can excel and those where it may deteriorate and to the precautionary or remedial measures that can be adopted.

First published in 1935, this is the fourth edition and the first to appear since the death of Sir Frederick Lea, the original author. Over the life of the first three editions, this book has become the authority on its subject. The fourth edition is edited by Professor Peter C. Hewlett, Director of the British Board of Agrement and visiting Industrial Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Dundee. Professor Hewlett has brought together a distinguished body of international contributors to produce an edition which is a worthy successor to the previous editions.

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Chapter 1 The History of Calcareous Cements
Classification and Manufacture
Chapter 3 Cement Components and Their Phase Relations
Chapter 4 The Constitution and Specification of Portland Cements
Chapter 5 The Burning of Portland Cement
Chapter 6 Hydration Setting and Hardening of Portland Cement
Chapter 7 Resistance of Concrete to Destructive Agencies
Chapter 8 Physiochemical and Mechanical Properties of Portland Cements
Chapter 11 Cements Made From Blastfurnace Slag
Chapter 12 Microsilica as an Addition
Chapter 13 Calcium Aluminate Cements
Chapter 14 Special Cements
Chapter 15 Cement Admixtures
Chapter 16 Concrete Aggregates
Author Index
Subject Index

Chapter 9 The Production of LowEnergy Cements
Chapter 10 Pozzolana and Pozzolanic Cements

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Peter C. Hewlett (Editor) is Director of the British Board of Agreement. He is President of the European Organization for Technical Approvals (EOTA) and Past President of the European Union of Agreement (UEAtc). Before joining the BBA in March 1988, he was a Director of Cementation Research Limited, part of the then Trafalgar House group, working in construction and building research and development for almost 25 years

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