Cement and Concrete: Design, Performance and Structure


Kong Fah Tee, PhD – Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Siew Choo Chin, PhD – Associate Professor, University of Malaysia Pahang, Pahang, Malaysia
Koorosh Gharehbaghi, PhD – Lecturer, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Series: Construction Materials and Engineering
BISAC: TEC063000; TEC009100; TEC005000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/UZIL3636

Cement and Concrete: Design, Performance, and Structure present advances in cement and concrete research and development. In dealing with cement and concrete, this book investigates different aspects of their design, performance, and structure. The covered topics include green concrete and tomography-based concrete ageing analysis, as well as the use of natural fibres, geopolymers, and nanomaterials in concrete. The book is intended for academics, researchers, and engineers, and will serve as an invaluable guide or reference that encourages undergraduate and postgraduate students to look beyond normal procedures when developing and constructing innovative and sustainable building materials.

This edited book is divided into the following seven chapters. In Chapter 1, the utilization of industrial waste is employed to evaluate the performance of green and self-compacting concrete. While Chapter 2 deals with infrared thermography analysis of sulfur polymer concrete exposed to accelerated ageing; in Chapter 3, various structural and environmental performances of fly ash-amended cement are evaluated and presented. The mechanical properties of concrete are carefully examined in Chapter 4 through the determination of the effect of nanomaterials on the strength properties of self-compacting concrete. To understand the current practices of geopolymer concrete, Chapter 5 deals with the pertinency of geopolymer concrete for the Australian construction industry. In Chapter 6, a novel method of improving the gradation of multi-recycled aggregate using a particle packing approach is prudently presented. Finally, in Chapter 7, bamboo fibre composites are dealt with to better understand their overall potential and challenges.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Performance of Green Self-Compacting Concrete Using Industrial Wastes
Pawan Kumar and Navdeep Singh
Department of Civil Engineering, Dr. B R Ambedkar, National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab, India

Chapter 2. Infrared Thermography Analysis of Sulfur Polymer Concrete Exposed to Accelerated Aging
Milica Vlahović1 and Tatjana Volkov Husović2
1Department of Electrochemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy-National Institute of the Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
2Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Chapter 3. The Structural and Environmental Performance of Fly Ash Amended Cement
Lokeshappa Basappa1 and Anil Kumar Dikshit2
1Department of Civil Engineering, University BDT College of Engineering, Davangere, India
2Environmental Science and Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India

Chapter 4. The Effect of Nanomaterials (Nano SiO2 and Nano Al2O3) on the Strength Properties of Self-Compacting Concretes
Sarella Venkateswara Rao, Padakanti Rakesh and Nandipati S. M. Ravi Kumar
Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Warangal, Warangal, Telangana, India

Chapter 5. Pertinency of Geopolymer Concrete for the Australian Construction Industry: A Broader Contextual Appraisal
Koorosh Gharehbaghi1, Kong Fah Tee2,3, Ken Farnes1 and Laura Blackburne4
1RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
2Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
3Interdisciplinary Research Center for Construction and Building Materials, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
4University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Chapter 6. A Novel Method of Improving the Gradation of Multi-Recycled Aggregate Using the Particle Packing Approach
Madhavi Latha Kasulanati and Rathish Kumar Pancharathi
Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Warangal, India

Chapter 7. Bamboo Fibre Composites: Potential and Challenges
Yu Xuan Liew1, Sheh Ching Khong1, Jia Jun Yee1, Siew Choo Chin2 and Kong Fah Tee3,4
1Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
2Centre for Research in Advanced Fluid and Processes (Fluid Centre), Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Gambang, Pahang, Malaysia
3Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
4Interdisciplinary Research Center for Construction and Building Materials, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia


Editor’s ORCID ID

Kong Fah Tee 0000-0003-3202-873X
Siew Choo Chin 0000-0001-5596-709X
Koorosh Gharehbaghi 0000-0002-1266-2162

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