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Advanced Concrete Technology 4
Testing and Quality
1st Edition - August 21, 2003
Editors: John Newman, B S Choo
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Based on the Institute of Concrete Technology's Advanced Concrete Technology Course, these four volumes are a comprehensive educational and reference resource for the concrete materials technologist. An expert international team of authors from research, academia and industry has been brought together to produce this unique series. Each volume deals with a different aspect of the subject: constituent materials, properties, processes and testing and quality. With worked examples, case studies and illustrations throughout, the books will be a key reference for the concrete specialist for years to come.
Expert international authorship ensures the series is authoritative
Case studies and worked examples help the reader apply their knowledge to practice
Comprehensive coverage of the subject gives the reader all the necessary reference material
Practitioners in the concrete and cement industry. Academics and postgraduate students of civil engineering and related subjects
TEST METHODS AND EQUIPMENT: Types, characteristics; calibration and maintenance; reference testing; Analysis of fresh concrete; Accelerated testing methods; Analysis of hardened concrete and mortar; Core drilling and testing; Partially destructive testing; Non-destructive testing; Load testing; Assessment of reinforcement condition; QUALITY CONCEPTS: Definitions; principles and Standards; quality schemes; third party capability assessment; QA schemes for materials, ready-mixed concrete and pre-cast concrete; QA in concrete construction; product conformityQUALITY CONTROL: Quality of mixed concrete: outline of problems involved; control techniques; selection of control procedures. Quality of finished productSTATISTICS: Measures of dispersion, probability and sampling theory, tests of significance, curve fitting and regression, repeatability and reproducibility, control charts; The role and limitations of statistics in concrete technologySTANDARDS, SPECIFICATIONS AND CODES OF PRACTICE: Review of existing documents relevant to preceding items and discussion of their relevance in the light of recent research and practiceASSESSMENT OF CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION: Inspection of concrete and investigation of failures; assessment of concrete strength in structures; surface blemishes - causes and remedies
No. of pages: 320
Published: August 21, 2003
Hardback ISBN: 9780750651066
eBook ISBN: 9780080489995
Affiliations and expertise
Department of Civil Engineering, Imperial College, London, UK
B S Choo
Affiliations and expertise
School of the Built Environment, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK