Concrete And Masonry Movements by Jeffrey BrooksConcrete And Masonry Movements by Jeffrey Brooks

Concrete And Masonry Movements

byJeffrey BrooksEditorJeffrey Brooks

Paperback | August 27, 2014

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Widely used in the construction of bridges, dams and pavements, concrete and masonry are two of the world's most utilized construction materials. However, many engineers lack a proper understanding of the methods for predicting and mitigating their movements within a structure.Concrete and Masonry Movements provides practical methods for predicting and preventing movement in concrete and masonry, saving time and money in retrofitting and repair cost. With this book in hand, engineers will discover new prediction models for masonry such as: irreversible moisture expansion of clay bricks, elasticity, creep and shrinkage. In addition, the book provides up-to-date information on the codes of practice.



  • Provides mathematical modelling tools for predicting movement in masonry
  • Up-to-date knowledge of codes of practice methods
  • Clearly explains the factors influencing all types of concrete and masonry movement
  • Fully worked out examples and set problems are included at the end of each chapter

About The Author

Jeffrey J. Brooks, BSc; PhD; FIMS. Retired. Formerly Senior Lectures & Director of Postgraduate Studies in Civil Engineering at Leeds University. Has over 30 years of experience with over 150 papers as well as several textbooks.

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Title:Concrete And Masonry MovementsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:612 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:August 27, 2014Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:012801525X

ISBN - 13:9780128015254

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction
2 Classification of movements
3 Composite models
4 Elasticity of concrete
5 Elasticity of masonry
6 Shrinkage of concrete
7 Shrinkage of calcium silicate and concrete masonry
8 Moisture movement of clay brick masonry
9 Enlarged moisture expansion due to cryptoflorescence