Advances in Building Technology by M. Anson, J.M. Ko, E.S.S. Lam

By M. Anson, J.M. Ko, E.S.S. Lam

This set of complaints relies at the overseas convention on Advances in construction expertise in Hong Kong on 4-6 December 2002. the 2 volumes of lawsuits comprise nine invited keynote papers, seventy two papers introduced via eleven groups , and 133 contributed papers from over 20 international locations around the globe. The papers hide a large spectrum of themes around the 3 expertise sub-themes of constructions and development, setting, and knowledge know-how. the range inside of those different types spans a width of issues, and those court cases offer readers with a very good basic evaluate of modern advances in construction learn.

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A model to facilitate the design of self-compacting concrete has been developed. In addition to improving concrete performance, new nondestructive techniques have been employed to monitor the setting of fresh concrete and to assess early deterioration in hardened concrete. ULTRA-HIGH-STRENGTH CONCRETE The strength of brittle materials, such as concrete, is related to the porosity of the material. As the porosity decreases, the strength exponentially increases (Mindess and Young 1981). Powers and Brownyard (1948) showed that decreasing the water-to-cement (w/c) ratio reduced the porosity of the concrete, increasing the strength.

Hybrid fiber reinforcement and special processing techniques, such as extrusion, have enabled the optimization of composite performance for specific applications. A shrinkage reducing admixture has been developed to improve shrinkage cracking resistance. A model to facilitate the design of self-compacting concrete has been developed. In addition to improving concrete performance, new nondestructive techniques have been employed to monitor the setting of fresh concrete and to assess early deterioration in hardened concrete.

The rings that cracked at later ages also had much smaller cracks. SELF-COMPACTING CONCRETE Self-compacting concrete (SCC) is concrete that is designed to flow under its own weight. This eliminates the need for vibration, making it easy to place in dense reinforcement and complicated formwork and reducing construction time and costs. SCC must be fluid enough to fill a mold without vibration but not segregate. Viscosity agents, such as superplasticizer, and fine mineral admixtures are commonly used.

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