Self-Compacting Concrete (ICE Themes)
provides information on the key research undertaken in developing this most logical and practical advancement in the field of concrete technology. Self-compacting concrete is commonly, highly flowable, with ability to negotiate through tight openings without blocking, while remaining homogeneous and stable in the fresh state. These characteristics have led to global research into self-compacting concrete that is demonstrated in this book. This volume reveals the wide range of materials that have been used in designing a self-compacting concrete mix including the use of common cements, fly ashes and nanoparticles, natural aggregates, lightweight aggregates and recycled and secondary aggregates amongst others.
Self-Compacting Concrete (ICE Themes) includes coverage of
- history, development and overview
- designing self-compacting concrete
- influence from constituent materials
- fresh and hardened properties of self-compacting concrete
- use of self-compacting concrete in structural concrete
- handling of self-compacting concrete.
This book has been compiled using the information published by ICE Publishing and highlights the research undertaken. It would make an ideal addition to any library as a resource for researchers seeking an overview of the latest work on this topic.
This book is divided into six themed sections and consists of 20 technical papers on Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC), carefully selected by the editors amongst those published in the past few years on the topic. The sections cover history and development of SCC, design methods, constituent materials, fresh and hardened properties, structural properties and practical use. (...)
Each paper in the book makes an enjoyable read and gives an excellent insight into the research developments and the challenges associated in removing barriers to a more widespread use of SCC. The book will be of particular interest to all those, in the Civil Engineering community, involved in research, design and specification of concrete.
Pierfrancesco Valerio, Highways England
Product code: 9780727764614
Publication status: Published
Publisher: ICE Publishing