Cement and Concrete Chemistry by Wieslaw KurdowskiCement and Concrete Chemistry by Wieslaw Kurdowski

Cement and Concrete Chemistry

byWieslaw Kurdowski

Hardcover | May 12, 2014

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This monograph describes cement clinker formation. It covers multicomponent systems, clinker phase structures and their reactions with water, hydrate composition and structure, as well as their physical properties. The mineral additions to cement are described as are their influence on cement-paste properties. Special cements are also discussed. The microstructure of concrete is then presented, and special emphasis is given to the role of the interfacial transition zone, and the corrosion processes in the light of cement-phase composition, mineral additions and w/c ratio. The admixtures' role in modern concrete technology is described with an emphasis on superplasticizer chemistry and its cement-paste rheological modification mechanism. Cement with atypical properties, such as calcium aluminate, white, low energy and expansive cements are characterized. The last part of the book is devoted to special types of concrete such as self compacting and to reactive powders.

Wieslaw Kurdowski is an experienced scientist who started his career as an assistant at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow and then at the Institute of Building Materials in Opole, where after receiving his doctor's degree, he was appointed deputy director for scientific affairs. After being granted the title of ass...
Title:Cement and Concrete ChemistryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:700 pagesPublished:May 12, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400779445

ISBN - 13:9789400779440

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Table of Contents

Cement Kinds and Principles of their Classification.- Portland Cement Clinker.- Hydration of Clinker Phases.- Cement Hydration.- The Properties of Cement Paste.- Concrete Properties.- Mineral Additions for Cement Production.- Hydration of Cements with Mineral Additions.- Special Cements.- New Concretes.