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Title Understanding the rheology of concrete / edited by Nicolas Roussel.

Imprint Cambridge ; Philadelphia, PA : Woodhead Publishing, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 364 pages) : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Woodhead Publishing in materials
Woodhead Publishing in materials.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary 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 designThe estimating, modelling, controlling and monitoring of concrete flow is comprehensively discussedChapters 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.
Contents Cover; Understanding therheology of concrete; Copyright; Contents; Contributor contact details; Introduction; Part I Measuring the rheological behaviourof concrete; 1 Introduction to the rheology of complex fluids; 1.1 Solids; 1.2 Newtonian fluids; 1.3 Suspensions; 1.4 Fluids with slightly non-Newtonian character; 1.5 Yield stress fluids; 1.6 Thixotropy; 1.7 Viscoelasticity; 1.8 Conclusions; 2 Introduction to the rheometry of complex suspensions; 2.1 Rheometry; 2.2 Characterisation of simple yield stress fluids; 2.3 Characterisation of thixotropic yield stress fluids.
2.4 Advanced techniques for the study of local flow properties2.5 Notes; 2.6 References; 3 Concrete rheometers; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Rotational rheometers for concrete; 3.3 Comparison of concrete rheometers; 3.4 Modeling of concrete rheometers; 3.5 Conclusions; 3.6 Acknowledgments; 3.7 References; 4 From industrial testing to rheological parameters for concrete; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 The slump test family and its limits; 4.3 The LCPC BOX test; 4.4 Conclusions; 4.5 References; 5 The rheology of cement during setting; 5.1 Hydration: chemical reactions and kinetics.
5.2 Rheology of cement pastes5.3 Parameters influencing mechanical efficiency of calcium hydrosilicate (CSH); 5.4 References; Part II Mix design and the rheological behaviour of concrete; 6 Particle packing and the rheology of concrete; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Compacity and porosity; 6.3 Packing of mono-size spheres; 6.4 Packing of identical particles; 6.5 Packing of non-identical particles; 6.6 Particle packing models; 6.7 Fibre and grain mixture; 6.8 Effect of particle size distribution on rheology; 6.9 Conclusions; 6.10 References; 7 Superplasticizers and the rheology of concrete.
7.1 Introduction7.2 Chemical characteristics of superplasticizers; 7.3 Physical characteristics of superplasticizers; 7.4 Superplasticizers and rheology: microscopic behaviour; 7.5 Superplasticizers and rheology: macroscopic behaviour; 7.6 Superplasticizers and cement chemistry; 7.7 Conclusions and outlook; 7.8 References; 8 Viscosity-enhancing admixtures and the rheology of concrete; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Chemical nature, classification and mode of action of viscosity-enhancing admixtures; 8.3 Effect of viscosity-enhancing admixtures on rheology of water-cement systems.
8.4 Effect of viscosity-enhancing admixtureson stability of cement-based systems8.5 References; 9 Fibre reinforcement and the rheology of concrete; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Fibres in cementitious materials; 9.3 Fibre rheology; 9.4 Rheology of fibre concrete; 9.5 Developments in fibre concrete and rheology; 9.6 Conclusions; 9.7 References; 9.8 Appendix: notations and symbols; Part III Casting and the rheological behaviour of concrete; 10 Modelling the flow of self-compacting concrete; 10.1 Introduction; 10.2 Homogeneous fluid approach (computational fluid dynamics).
Subject Concrete -- Plastic properties.
Concrete -- Viscosity.
Béton -- Plasticité.
Béton -- Viscosité.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Engineering (General)
Concrete -- Plastic properties
Concrete -- Viscosity
Added Author Roussel, Nicolas, 1979-
Other Form: Print version: Understanding the rheology of concrete. Cambridge ; Philadelphia, PA : Woodhead Publishing, 2012 9780857090287 (OCoLC)754720288
ISBN 0857095285 (electronic bk.)
9780857095282 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. DEBBG BV042314941
DEBSZ 414263391
DEBSZ 431592195
GBVCP 800218892
AU@ 000061137866
CHNEW 001010543

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