Advances in Modern Cement and Concrete



Series: Construction Materials and Engineering
BISAC: TEC005000

Cement and concrete are among the materials made by man that tell us a great deal about how far civilization has come. Developed over time for various uses, modern concrete and cement come in multiple forms, including self-compacting/consolidating concrete, green concrete, and nano cement.

This book consists of five chapters. Each chapter comprises an introduction, a discussion of the concept of the design and the concrete’s development, and the properties and testing of the concrete in fresh and hardened stages. This book is for readers who want to become well-versed in the most important and current research in the field of modern cement and concrete. The book will be useful for students, researchers, concrete scientists and technologists, and practicing engineers. Each chapter focuses on a specific modern concrete technology, and offers a summary and critique of recent research findings and patents published in the most well-known, reputable publications.

The author would like to express his gratitude to the many people who saw him through this book – people who provided support, read sections of the manuscript, offered comments, allowed him to quote their remarks, and assisted in the editing, proofreading, and design. Also, the author would like to thank Dr. Loyola D’Silva and Dr. Ashok Arumairaj for helping him in the selection and editing processes. Additionally, the author would like to thank his publisher, who continuously encouraged him. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Self-Compacting Concrete

Chapter 2. Green Concrete

Chapter 3. High Performance Microwave Energy in Cement and Concrete

Chapter 4. Testing Cement and Concrete

Chapter 5. Nano Cement and Concrete


Author’s Contact Information



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