Handbook of Thermal Analysis of Construction Materials

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Overview

This comprehensive book containing essential information on the applicability of thermal analysis techniques to evaluate inorganic and organic materials in construction technology should serve as a useful reference for the scientist, engineer, construction technologist, architect, manufacturer, and user of construction materials, standard-writing bodies, and analytical chemists.
The material scientists at the National Research Council of Canada have established one of the best thermal analysis laboratories in the world. Various types of thermal analysis techniques have been applied successfully to the investigation of inorganic and organic construction materials. These studies have provided important information on the characterization of raw as well as finished materials, quality control, quantitative estimation, interrelationships between physical, chemical, mechanical, and durability characteristics.

Information on the application of thermal analysis to construction materials is dispersed in literature and hence the IRC scientists embarked on producing a handbook, the first of its kind, incorporating the latest knowledge available in this field of activity. Almost all important construction materials have been included.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815514879
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/31/2002
  • Series: Building Materials Science Series
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Thermoanalytical Techniques
Introduction to Portland Cement Concrete
Formation and Hydration of Cement and Cement Compounds
Introduction to Concrete Admixtures
Accelerating Admixtures
Retarding and Water Reducing Admixtures
Superplasticizing Admixtures
Supplementary Cementing Materials and Other Additions
Introduction of Non-Portland Cement Binders and Concrete
Non-Portland Rapid Setting Cements
Gypsum and Gypsum Products
Clay-Based Construction Projects
Introduction of Organic Construction Materials
Sealants and Adhesives
Roofing Materials
Paints and Coatings
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