Advances in Construction Materials 2007 [electronic resource] / edited by Christian U. Grosse.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007Description: XIV, 784 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540724483Subject(s): Engineering | Civil engineering | Building construction | Surfaces (Physics) | Engineering | Building Materials | Civil Engineering | Characterization and Evaluation of MaterialsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 691 LOC classification: TA401-492Online resources: Click here to access online
Brief Review of the Scientific Work of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans W. Reinhardt -- Towards a better visibility of outstanding research -- Aspects of Structural Engineering -- Fiber Composites -- Repair Materials and Strengthening Methods -- High Temperature and Fire Resistance -- Corrosion and Durability -- Properties, Modeling and Testing of Fresh Concrete -- Non-destructive Testing Methods and Applications -- Environment and Sustainability -- Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Materials.
The book is a compilation of recent research results on building construction materials. The construction industry consumes extreme volumes of material, and the growing demand for quality and safety require continuous improvement of materials and material compositions. A deep understanding of material behavior is essential to enable efficient construction: light-weight or heavily burdened structures ask for the development of innovative composites or new material compositions. Civil Engineers and Materials Scientists from all over the world present their ideas for further material developments, the testing of structures and solutions for in situ applications. Many of the innovations, composites and the design of existing material mixes, especially for concrete, are discussed. These include high-strength and high-performance concrete (HPC), self-compacting concrete (SCC), shotcrete, and textile or fiber reinforced concrete (FRC). Moreover, the enhancement of material variations and the improvement of their properties are observed for most construction materials (e.g. wood, masonry, steel, polymers). This book gives a good overview about the state-of-the-art in construction material science. Some of the world’s leading experts have contributed in honor of Professor Dr.-Ing. Hans W. Reinhardt. The book starts with a review about his scientific achievements up to his recent retirement. Some contributions are presented at the conference "Advances in Construction Materials" (ACM2007) held in July 2007 in Stuttgart.