Cement and Concrete Chemistry

Authors: Kurdowski, Wieslaw

  • Unbiased, contains a critique of documented hypotheses
  • Useful to those working in the sustainable development of the building industry
  • Presents theoretical and experimental perspectives
  • Includes material on corrosion
  • Complete description of clinker formation and cement production, including different types of binders
  • Richly annotated with 500 figures and diagrams to aid the understanding of complicated problems encountered by researchers
  • Includes 1700 references
  • An exhaustive analysis of the field
  • For students, researchers, and practicing scientists alike
  • Aimed at applied chemists working in cement and concrete science
  • For civil engineers with an interest in concrete technology
  • Single author monograph
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This monograph describes cement clinker formation. It covers multicomponent systems, clinker phase structures and their reactions with water, hydrate composition and structure, as well as their physical properties. The mineral additions to cement are described as are their influence on cement-paste properties. Special cements are also discussed. The microstructure of concrete is then presented, and special emphasis is given to the role of the interfacial transition zone, and the corrosion processes in the light of cement-phase composition, mineral additions and w/c ratio. The admixtures' role in modern concrete technology is described with an emphasis on superplasticizer chemistry and its cement-paste rheological modification mechanism. Cement with atypical properties, such as calcium aluminate, white, low energy and expansive cements are characterized. The last part of the book is devoted to special types of concrete such as self compacting and to reactive powders.

About the authors

Wieslaw Kurdowski is an experienced scientist who started his career as an assistant at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow and then at the Institute of Building Materials in Opole, where after receiving his doctor’s degree, he was appointed deputy director for scientific affairs. After being granted the title of assistant professor he returned to the AGH University of Science and Technology as director of the Institute of Building and Refractory Materials. At that time he was appointed full professor. Wieslaw Kurdowski is a world-famous expert in the field of cement and concrete chemistry. Among others he was a member of the Scientific Committees of the International Congresses on Cement Chemistry in Paris, Rio de Janeiro and New Delhi. At these congresses he was the invited speaker of plenary presentations. Wieslaw Kurdowski is the author of three books in Polish as well as of several chapters in multi-author books published by Pergamon Press, Applied Science Publishers, ABI Books and E& EN Spon. He is the author of 231 papers. For 40 years he has been the Chief Editor of the Polish journal “Cement Lime Concrete”.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cement and Concrete Chemistry
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7945-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7945-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 700
Number of Illustrations and Tables
477 b/w illustrations
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