Geomaterials under the microscope [electronic resource] / Jeremy P. Ingham
- Ingham, Jeremy P.
- [Place of publication not identified] : Academic Press, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : illustrations (chiefly color)
- Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Introduction -- Overview of geomaterials and petrography -- Petrographic techniques -- Sampling and sample preparation -- ch. 2 Building stone -- Introduction -- Testing building stone -- Petrographic examination and complementary techniques -- Stone from igneous rocks -- Stone from sedimentary rocks -- Stone from metamorphic rocks -- Petrography of stone defects and decay -- ch. 3 Roofing slate -- Introduction -- Testing roofing slates -- Petrographic examination and complementary techniques -- Properties of roofing slates -- Weathering and deterioration of roofing slate -- Interpretation of slate test results -- ch. 4 Aggregates -- Introduction -- Petrographic examination and complementary techniques -- Aggregate type -- Aggregate grading, shape, and surface texture -- Soundness, impurities, and undesirable constituents of aggregates -- Potential alkali-reactivity of aggregate for concrete -- Matching aggregates for conservation -- ch. 5 Concrete -- Introduction -- Assessment of concrete structures -- Petrographic examination and complementary techniques -- Investigating the composition and quality of concrete -- Examining deteriorated and damaged concrete -- ch. 6 Concrete products -- Introduction -- Petrographic examination -- Architectural cast stone -- Aircrete products -- Calcium silicate units -- Asbestos cement products -- ch. 7 Floor finishes -- Introduction -- Petrographic examination -- Floor screed -- Terrazzo -- Synthetic resin floor covering -- ch. 8 Mortar, plaster, and render -- Overview -- Gypsum-based -- Lime-based -- Portland cement-based -- Specialist mortars -- ch. 9 Bricks, terracotta, and other ceramics -- Introduction -- Petrographic examination and complementary techniques -- Clay brick -- Terracotta -- Ceramic tile -- Architectural glass -- ch. 10 Bituminous mixtures -- Introduction -- Petrographic examination -- Examples of bituminous mixtures -- Appendix A -- Suppliers of petrographic equipment, training, and literature -- Appendix B -- Staining techniques for geomaterials petrography -- Etching and staining techniques for cement minerals and slags.
- Geomaterials, or geologically derived materials, are of enormous economic importance to the global construction industry. If you are a geologist or petrographer who provides consultation to architects, civil engineers, and construction engineers, you must have the knowledge and expertise of the features and applications of geomaterials to provide accurate and safe recommendations. This is the first guide to the petrography of geomaterials, making the petrographer's specialist knowledge available to you in a single source. More than 350 full-color and captioned photos provide concise explanations of petrographic properties of geomaterials and how to interpret them-arming you with the tools to identify the highest quality geomaterials and how they are used in the construction industry. - Provides a summary of the properties and classifications of geomaterials - Includes more than 350 color and captioned photographs plus 35 tables, line drawings and diagrams - Provides an overview of geomaterials practice and a state of the art review of petrographic techniques.
- 9780124072305 (electronic bk.)
0124072305 (electronic bk.)
- AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
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