Cementitious Materials: Composition, Properties, Application

Aside from water the materials which are used by mankind in highest quantities are cementitious materials and concrete. This book shows how the quality of the technical product depends on mineral phases and their reactions during the hydration and strengthening process. Additives and admixtures influence the course of hydration and the properties. Options of reducing the CO2-production in cementitious materials are presented and numerous examples of anhydrous and hydrous phases and their formation conditions are discussed.

  • Relevant relationship between phase composition and technical properties
  • Focus on new cement types for CO2-reduction

From the Table of Contents:

  • Synthesis of highly reactive pure cement phases
  • Thermodynamic modelling of cement hydration: Portland cements – blended cements – calcium sulfoaluminate cements
  • Crystallography and crystal chemistry of AFm phases related to cement chemistry
  • New CO2-reduced cementitious systems
  • Characterization of microstructural properties of Portland cements by analytical scanning electron microscopy

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