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The Science of Construction Materials

Authors: Freiesleben Hansen, Per

Editors: Jensen, Ole Mejlhede (Ed.)

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  • Suitable for self-study
  • Check-up questions and exercises
  • Large number of thoroughly prepared calculation examples
  • Mathematical appendix with descriptions of the mathematical-physical methods used to solve practical design problems
  • Appendix of tables for application of the theories to standard problems in materials science
  • Elaborate subject index making it possible to track theory, examples, tables and exercises separately
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About this book

The Science of Construction Materials is a study and work book for civil engineering students. Since the contents of the book are presented in a way that makes the reading an active process, the book is also suitable as self-study for the researcher and practising civil engineer. The publication is not a textbook on thermodynamics, but rather an incentive to use the calculation methods of physical chemistry to solve problems within the science of construction materials. The presentation of the theoretical subjects is supported by approximately 500 exercises with solutions as well as commented examples of calculations; throughout the book the relation to civil engineering practice is demonstrated. A detailed subject index and a comprehensive collection of tables of physical and chemical data for substances relevant for the science of construction materials are also found in the book. This makes the book suitable as a work of reference.

"Many of the aspects of the deterioration of concrete infrastructure, such as corrosion of reinforcing steel, cannot be addressed until the underlying physics and chemistry are clearly understood. The textbook, Science of Construction Materials, is the first one in English that synthesizes various materials science issues, which are the foundation of our recent advances in infrastructure materials.  An unusual and critically important aspect of the textbook is that it includes not only detailed concepts of thermodynamics and electrochemistry but also lays a mathematical  foundation of computational  models, which are necessary to tackle complex interactions between chemistry and mechanics. This book fills a much-needed gap in the scant literature available to students and researchers trying to learn the science of infrastructure materials."
Surendra P. Shah, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil Engineering, Director of the Center for Advanced Cement Based Materials, Northwestern University

 

About the authors

Ole Mejlhede Jensen is Professor of Construction Materials in the Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark. He has worked close together with the late Professor Per Freiesleben Hansen for 15 years. Ole Mejlhede Jensen is presently chairman of the Technical Activities Committee and the Educational Activities Committee of RILEM.

Reviews

From the reviews: "Many of the aspects of the deterioration of concrete infrastructure, such as corrosion of reinforcing steel, cannot be addressed until the underlying physics and chemistry are clearly understood. The textbook, Science of Construction Materials, is the first one in English that synthesizes various materials science issues, which are the foundation of our recent advances in infrastructure materials.  An unusual and critically important aspect of the textbook is that it includes not only detailed concepts of thermodynamics and electrochemistry but also lays a mathematical foundation of computational models, which are necessary to tackle complex interactions between chemistry and mechanics. This book fills a much-needed gap in the scant literature available to students and researchers trying to learn the science of infrastructure materials."
Surendra P. Shah, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil Engineering, Director of the Center for Advanced Cement Based Materials, Northwestern University “This well-written and -illustrated book, authored by the late Freiesleben Hansen and edited by Mejlhede Jensen … reviews the thermodynamic, kinetic, and electrochemical concepts that are applied to the solution of problems pertinent to construction materials. … The work ends with solutions to questions and exercises, and a detailed subject index. Literature in this area is rather scant, so the book will be very beneficial to civil engineering students, researchers, and practicing engineers. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional libraries.” (T. Z. Kattamis, Choice, Vol. 47 (10), June, 2010)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-70898-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-540-70897-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-42547-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Science of Construction Materials
Authors
Editors
  • Ole Mejlhede Jensen
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-70898-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-70898-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-70897-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42547-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 308
Additional Information
Original Danish edition published by Statens Byggeforskninginstitut, Hörsholm, 1995
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