Meyer, Christian Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, New York, New York.
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- Production of concrete
- Properties of fresh concrete
- Properties of hardened concrete
- Thermal and other properties
- Special concretes and recent developments
- Related Primary Literature
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A composite material that consists essentially of a binding medium, such as a mixture of portland cement and water, within which are embedded particles or fragments of aggregate, usually a combination of fine and coarse aggregate. Other important concrete terminology can be defined. A mixture of cement and water is called cement paste. Cement paste plus fine aggregate is called mortar or concrete matrix. Mortar plus coarse aggregate constitutes concrete. See also: Mortar
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