Understanding the Rheology of Concrete (Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering)

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9780857090287: Understanding the Rheology of Concrete (Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering)

Estimating, modelling, controlling and monitoring the flow of concrete is a vital part of the construction process, as the properties of concrete before it has set can have a significant impact on performance. This book provides a detailed overview of the rheological behaviour of concrete, including measurement techniques, the impact of mix design, and casting.

Part one begins with two introductory chapters dealing with the rheology and rheometry of complex fluids, followed by chapters that examine specific measurement and testing techniques for concrete. The focus of part two is the impact of mix design on the rheological behaviour of concrete, looking at additives including superplasticizers and viscosity agents. Finally, chapters in part three cover topics related to casting, such as thixotropy and formwork pressure.

With its distinguished editor and expert team of contributors, Understanding the rheology of concrete is an essential reference for researchers, materials specifiers, architects and designers in any section of the construction industry that makes use of concrete, and will also benefit graduate and undergraduate students of civil engineering, materials and construction.

  • Provides a detailed overview of the rheological behaviour of concrete, including measurement techniques, casting and the impact of mix design
  • The estimating, modelling, controlling and monitoring of concrete flow is comprehensively discussed
  • Chapters examine specific measurement and testing techniques for concrete, the impact of mix design on the rheological behaviour of concrete, particle packaging and viscosity-enhancing admixtures

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Dr Nicolas Roussel is a researcher at the Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transport, de l’Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR), France. He is well-known for his research on the rheology of concrete.

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Anyone wanting to understand the rheological behaviors of concrete, including measurement techniques, the impact of mix design and casting, now has this book for reference., The Indian Concrete Journal

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