Synopses & Reviews
Estimating, modelling, controlling and monitoring the flow of concrete is a vital part of the construction process, as the properties of concrete before it has set can have a significant impact on performance. This book provides a detailed overview of the rheological behaviour of concrete, including measurement techniques, the impact of mix design, and casting.
Part one begins with two introductory chapters dealing with the rheology and rheometry of complex fluids, followed by chapters that examine specific measurement and testing techniques for concrete. The focus of part two is the impact of mix design on the rheological behaviour of concrete, looking at additives including superplasticizers and viscosity agents. Finally, chapters in part three cover topics related to casting, such as thixotropy and formwork pressure.
Estimating, modeling, controlling and monitoring the flow of concrete is a vital part of the construction process, as the properties of concrete before it has set can have a significant impact on performance. This important book reviews methods of measuring, modeling and controlling the rheological behavior of concrete, which play a vital role in construction processes. The book begins with a group of chapters dealing with measurement methods, including general introductions to rheology and rheometry. Chapters in the second part examine mix design, covering issues such as the use of super-plasticizers and viscosity agents, among others. Finally, the last part of the book focuses on casting, with chapters discussing thixotropy and formwork pressure, among other topics.
About the Author
Dr. Nicolas Roussel is a researcher at the Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transport, de l’Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR), France. He is well-known for his research on the rheology of concrete.
Table of Contents
Part One: Measuring the rheological behavior of concrete: Introduction to the rheology of complex fluids; Introduction to the rheometry of complex suspensions; Concrete rheometers; From industrial testing to rheological parameters for concrete; The rheology of cement during setting.
Part Two: Mix design and the rheological behavior of concrete: Particle packing and the rheology of concrete; Superplasticizers and the rheology of concrete; Viscosity-enhancing admixtures and the rheology of concrete; Fiber reinforcement and the rheology of concrete.
Part Three: Casting and the rheological behavior of concrete: Modeling the flow of self-compacting concrete; Thixotropy: from measurement to casting of concrete; Understanding formwork pressure generated by fresh concrete; Understanding the pumping of conventional vibrated and self-compacting concrete.