Concrete and Masonry Movements

Concrete and Masonry Movements

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Widely used in the construction of bridges, dams and pavements, concrete and masonry are two of the world's most utilized construction materials. However, many engineers lack a proper understanding of the methods for predicting and mitigating their movements within a structure. Concrete and Masonry Movements provides practical methods for predicting and preventing movement in concrete and masonry, saving time and money in retrofitting and repair cost. With this book in hand, engineers will discover new prediction models for masonry such as: irreversible moisture expansion of clay bricks, elasticity, creep and shrinkage. In addition, the book provides up-to-date information on the codes of practice.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 612 pages
  • 162.56 x 228.6 x 43.18mm | 1,065.94g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Inc
  • Woburn, United States
  • English
  • black & white tables, figures
  • 012801525X
  • 9780128015254

Table of contents

1 Introduction
2 Classification of movements
3 Composite models
4 Elasticity of concrete
5 Elasticity of masonry
6 Shrinkage of concrete
7 Shrinkage of calcium silicate and concrete masonry
8 Moisture movement of clay brick masonry
9 Enlarged moisture expansion due to cryptoflorescence
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About Jeffrey Brooks

Jeffrey J. Brooks, BSc; PhD; FIMS. Retired. Formerly Senior Lectures & Director of Postgraduate Studies in Civil Engineering at Leeds University. Has over 30 years of experience with over 150 papers as well as several textbooks.
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