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Concrete Petrography: A Handbook of Investigative Techniques, 2nd Edition.


Concrete Petrography: A Handbook of Investigative Techniques, 2nd Edition

Alan B. Poole and Ian Sims

CRC Press


794 pages




Poole and Sims describe techniques for analyzing and evaluating concrete and other cementitious materials, providing professional petrographers both background information and details of some of the specialist techniques necessary for petrographic investigations. As in the first edition, they emphasize the value and importance of the polarizing microscope and related techniques. They cover petrographic equipment and methods; sampling and specimen preparation; the composition of concrete; the appearance and textures of cementitious materials; examining deteriorated and damaged concrete; pre-cast and special concretes; Portland cement mortar, screeds, renders, and special cements; and non-Portland cementitious materials, plasters, and mortars. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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