Precast concrete: materials, manufacture, properties, and by Maurice Levitt

By Maurice Levitt

This common treatise on precast concrete displays Maurice Levitt’s huge adventure within the development and as a researcher and advisor. It provides distinctive insurance of the topic from the material's houses via its manufacture and quality controls, and directly to expert themes corresponding to speeded up curing and use in cold and warm climates. It then seems to be on the houses of precast concrete and its functionality in situ earlier than overlaying criteria and trying out after which the problems of completing, fix and jointing.

A wide variety of execs in either the civil engineering and general building sectors should still locate this a useful reference for its assistance at the variety of useful questions they could count on to come across. it's going to even be worthwhile for college kids at graduate level.

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The highly elastic Copyright Applied Science Publishers Ltd 1982 Fig. 12. Thermal spalling with plastics unpierced spacer. Fig. 13. Thermal spalling with plastics unpierced spacer. plastics are very resistant to grit or sand and will be virtually unaffected by the treatment. In such units it is wiser to obtain the cover by suspending the reinforcement if concrete or asbestos spacers are unacceptable. Copyright Applied Science Publishers Ltd 1982 Fig. 14. Poor bond of mortar spacer to concrete. Fig.

Carbon blacks are not long-lived as a rule as their colour can be easily masked by lime bloom oxidation and carbonation and they can also be washed away by rain. However, there are many sources of carbon black and if one has to use them the best sources are the industries associated with the manufacture of carbon for vehicle tyres. For black—and greycoloured concrete, iron oxide pigments are more reliable and durable. Natural pigments are available in a large range of colours and mineral forms, the most common of which are yellow ochre and ultramarine blue.

There are two ways in which these super-plasticisers can be used: (a) By controlling the initial workability stringently before addition, to give a flowing concrete requiring minimum compactive effort coupled with little or no bleeding. (b) By reducing the W/C for a vibratable type concrete workability. 4. System (b) is far more attractive for precast work and is the only one that should be considered. 4 WATER REPELLENTS These are hydrophobic capillary-lining materials in the form of metallic soaps such as calcium or aluminium stearate.

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