Book Name: BASICS OF CONCRETE SCIENCE: Optimum Design of Concrete Mixtures
Author: L. Dvorkin and O. Dvorkin
Definition of Concrete: Concrete is an stone like material that consists of Fine aggregate, Coarse Aggregate and some bonding agent. Generally Sand as fine aggregate, Stone as Coarse aggregate and cement as bonding agent are used. However, in some cases limestone can also be a bonding agent.
Basic Concept of Concrete by Dvorkin is a very good book on Concrete technology. It provides a precise and sophisticated knowledge about concrete. It describes the basic characteristics of concrete along with its structural behavior.It demonstrates about the coarse aggregates and fine aggregates properties to have good quality concrete.It also includes the tests that are performed to measure the strength of concrete on different ways.It includes on field test and laboratory tests for concrete strength measurement.
This book is best suitable for the practicing Civil Engineers. This book is equally good for the structural designers who like optimum design of structural system. This book applies several cost effective mechanism that helps the designers to design cost effective structures. This book describes about the basics of concrete design, so that concrete can be designed for optimum compressive strength.