Properties of Concrete

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
A. M. Neville  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
5
Language
English
Total pages
872
Pub.-date
October 2011
ISBN13
9780273755807
ISBN
0273755803
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Description

Properties of Concrete, first published in 1963, has been internationally acclaimed as the definitive work of reference on the subject for both the professional and the student engineer.

 

The fifth edition has been updated to reflect advances in concrete technology over the past decade, yet it still retains the original aim: to provide reliable, comprehensive and practical information on the properties and use of concrete, and the selection of mix proportions all based on scientific observations and the author’s extensive engineering experience.

 

The emphasis is on understanding the behaviour of concrete and relating it to physical and chemical phenomena involved in its performance in service, so that the reader to achieve the best possible construction in concrete. Also, the scientific basis of the information provided is invaluable in planning research and in the interpretation of test results.

Features

  • The scientific basis of the information provided is invaluable in planning research and the interpretation of text results.

  • An integrated view of the properties of concrete enables the reader to achieve the best possible construction in concrete.

  • Both SI and American (Imperial) units are used throughout 

  • Includes 1500 full references to the world’s literature on concrete and its constituents 

  • An extensive subject index containing over 6000 entries provides excellent ease of  reference

  • A full name index makes it possible to establish the contribution of individual researchers
  • New to this Edition

    • New material includes self-compacting (self-consolidating) concrete, recycled concrete aggregate, thaumasite sulfate attack, compactability test, and delayed ettringite formation
    • Updated to 2010 standards, both American (ASTM) and British/European 

    Table of Contents

    1 Portland Cement

    2 Cementitious materials of different types

    3 Properties of aggregate

    4 Fresh concrete

    5 Admixtures

    6 Strength of concrete

    7 Further aspects of hardened concrete

    8 Temperature effects in concrete

    9 Elasticity, shrinkage, and creep

    10 Durability of concrete

    11 Effects of freezing and thawing and of chlorides

    12 Testing of hardened concrete

    13 Concretes with particular properties

    14 Selection of concrete mix proportions (mix design)

    Back Cover

    Since its first publication in 1963, Properties of Concrete has been

    internationally acclaimed as the definitive work of reference on the

    subject for both the professional and the student engineer. The book

     has been translated into 12 languages and has sold well over half a

    million copies

      

    The fifth edition has been updated to reflect advances in concrete technology over the past decade,

    yet it still retains the original aim of Professor Neville’s book: to provide reliable, comprehensive and

    practical information on the properties and use of concrete, and the selection of mix proportions all

    based on scientific observations and the author’s extensive engineering experience. The emphasis

    throughout is on understanding the behaviour of concrete and relating it to physical and chemical

    phenomena involved in the performance of the material in service. The overall effect is to give an

    integrated view of the properties of concrete so as to enable the reader to achieve the best possible

    construction in concrete. In addition, the scientific basis of the information provided is invaluable in

    planning research and in the interpretation of test results.

     

    • new material includes such topics as self-compacting (self-consolidating) concrete, recycled concrete

      aggregate, thaumasite sulfate attack, compactability test, and delayed ettringite formation

     

    • standards, both American (ASTM) and British/European updated to 2010 are used

     

    • both SI and American (Imperial) units are used throughout

     

    • includes 1500 full references to the world’s literature on concrete and its constituents

     

    • an extensive subject index containing over 6000 entries provides excellent ease of  reference

     

    • a full name index makes it possible to establish the contribution of individual researchers

     

    Adam Neville is a renowned international authority on concrete and author or co-author of nine other

    books, the latest of which are Neville on Concrete and Concrete: Neville’s Insights and Issues, as well

    as over 250 research and technical papers. He has very extensive international experience as a consultant

    and investigator of problems and failures in a variety of structures. In addition to his academic and

    professional qualifications, he has Honorary Doctorates from the universities of Dundee, St Andrews, Calgary, Sherbrooke (Quebec) and Queen Mary University of London.

    Author

    Adam Neville is a renowned international authority on concrete and author or co-author of nine other books, the latest of which are Neville on Concrete and Concrete: Neville’s Insights and Issues, as well as over 250 research and technical papers. He has very extensive international experience as a consultant and investigator of problems and failures in a variety of structures. In addition to his academic and professional qualifications, he has Honorary Doctorates from four universities.

    Reader Review(s)

    “The Properties of Concrete has always been an essential reference book for anyone dealing with concrete both as a constructional and a structural material. The Fifth edition has enhanced the previous edition by adding new items and data not previously discovered”

     

    Professor Patrick J E Sullivan

    The Structural Engineer, January 2012