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About The Book
This book is a guide to the techniques available for evaluating concrete structures. One of its aims is to give an insight into the physicochemical analytical techniques that are now available. It also provides a good starting point for students and researchers working in the field of advanced concrete technology.The book begins with the fundamentals of concrete technology applicable to the diagnosis of problems. The reader is then introduced to in situ and preliminary laboratory testing of concrete. The final sections of the book discuss the application of X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy to concrete technology. The content of the book is underpinned by a number of case studies to illustrate the practical problems of concrete inspection and analysis.