Lightweight Aggregate Concrete
Science, Technology and Applications
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Lightweight Aggregate Concrete by Satish Chandra
Book DescriptionIn spite of the increasing use and demand for lightweight aggregate concrete (LWAC), there is still a lack of adequate explanations to understand the mechanisms responsible for the strength and durability properties of LWAC. This book is written to give an overall picture of LWAC, from the historical background, aggregate production, proportioning and production of concrete, to applications in structures. Physical properties and chemical durability are described in detail. The physical properties include density, strength, shrinkage, and elasticity. Chemical durability includes resistance to acids, chloride ingress, carbonation, and freeze-thaw resistance. Fire resistance is also included, which is seldom considered, but is a very important aspect of the safety of the structure.Microstructure development and its relation to the durability properties of LWAC generally are not highlighted in the literature. The development of bonds, the microstructure with different binder systems, and different types of lightweight aggregates are explained. They show how lightweight aggregate concrete differs from normal weight concrete. The chapters on chloride ingress and freeze-thaw resistance are detailed because of the use of LWAC in offshore construction. The economical aspects of using LWAC are also reviewed. Emphasis is placed on the fact that although the cost of LWAC is high, the total cost of construction has to be considered, including the cost of transport, reinforcement, etc. When these are considered then LWAC becomes cheaper and attractive. The life cycle cost of the concrete is another consideration for calculating long-term savings on maintenance costs.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815514862
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: William Andrew Publishing
Publisher: William Andrew Publishing
Publish Date: 28-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Satish Chandra
Religion, State, and Society in Medieval India, Paperback (July 2008)
This collection S. Nurul Hasan's essays (edited and introduced by Satish Chandra) covers a wide range of topics in medieval Indian history: historiography and new sources; state, religion, and the ruling class; and urban and rural life.
Essays on Medieval Indian History, Paperback (January 2005)» View all books by Satish Chandra
The essays included in this volume explore the interconnections between society, economy, religion and state, and their interaction with political processes in medieval India. This is a valuable reference source for all students and scholars of Mughal history.
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