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Advances in Ready Mixed Concrete Technology

  • 1st Edition
  • Ravindra K. Dhir OBE
  • Ravindra K. Dhir OBE
  • January 1, 1976
  • English
  • eBook
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 1 - 5 1 6 1 - 8
Advances in Ready Mixed Concrete Technology contains the proceedings of the first International Conference on Ready-Mixed Concrete held at Dundee University in Scotland from September 29 to October 1, 1975. Contributors focus on the significant progress that has been made in ready mixed concrete technology. Some practices are highlighted along with possible areas for research. This text is organized around seven themes; the first of which deals with plant and equipment. Production methods and their development in the ready mixed concrete industry are reviewed, along with developments in batching plant and equipment to meet the needs of the ready mixed concrete industry. The chapters that follow explore the materials used in making concrete, properties of fresh and hardened concrete, mix design and quality control, and transportation and placing. The final section discusses the economics of ready mixed concrete, with emphasis on the cost of placing concrete by pump and the relative economics of alternative materials in Portland cement concrete. This book will be of interest to ready mixed concrete producers, their customers in the construction industry, and their suppliers of concrete materials, plant, and equipment.
Advances in Ready Mixed Concrete Technology

Planning

  • 9th Edition
  • Edward D. Mills
  • Edward D. Mills
  • January 1, 1976
  • English
  • eBook
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 2 - 7 8 2 1 - 6
Planning: Buildings for Habitation, Commerce, and Industry focuses on the planning, design, materials, and construction of various structures for habitation. The selection first discusses the planning, construction, and design of houses, flats, and residential hostels. The discussions focus on siting, planning, space conditions, statutory requirements legislation and authorities, heating and water supply, common rooms, and accommodation. The manuscript also takes a look at planning, construction, and design of hotels, motels, and camps for motorists. The book reviews the construction, planning, materials, and design of office buildings and banks, including characteristics of buildings, types of accommodation, furnishing, and materials and equipment. The text also ponders on the design, planning, and construction of department stores, supermarkets, shops, farm and agricultural buildings, factories, airports, and warehouses. The selection is a dependable source of reference for readers and construction planning specialists interested in the planning, design, and construction of buildings.
Planning

Dams and Earthquakes

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 11
  • B.K. Rastogi + 1 more
  • B.K. Rastogi and H.K. Gupta
  • January 1, 1975
  • English
  • eBook
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 4 - 6 0 0 5 5 - 4
Dams and Earthquakes deals with the association of earthquakes and large artificial lakes, particularly on the part that pore pressure plays in inducing earthquakes. The book also contains methods for recording seismic activity, before, during, and after the filling of reservoir dams through the installation of a network of portable seismographs. The text assesses the parameters and macroseismic effects of the Koyna earthquake in India in December 1967, as well as the instrumental and macroseismic data showing that the Koyna earthquake is a multiple seismic event. The book investigates the geology, hydrology, and seismicity of seismic reservoir sites, including three cases of induced seismicity after fluid injections in deep wells. A possible correlation between the reservoir level or volume of the injected fluid and the tremor frequency exists. The characteristic seismic features of reservoir associated earthquakes can reflect changes in the mechanical properties of rock masses near the reservoirs. The book also investigates the part played by increased pore-fluid pressures in triggering the earthquakes at Denver, Rangely, Kariba, Kremasta and Koyna. The UNESCO Working Group on "Seismic Phenomena Associated with Large Reservoirs" recommends the adoption of a two-phase planning in instrumental studies and surveys at sites to be used for large reservoirs. The book can be beneficial for meteorologists, environmentalists, geologists, civil engineers, structural engineers, or for officers of river and lake authorities.
Dams and Earthquakes