New generation of concretes
Shen, Lin Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Li, Ai Boral Industries Inc., San Antonio, Texas.
- Ordinary portland cement concrete
- The need for alternatives to ordinary portland cement
- Alternatives to OPC
- Cost effectiveness
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
Concrete is an artificial building material that looks like stone. The origin of the word concrete came from the Latin concretus, which means to hold together or formable rock. Although it looks like a homogeneous material, concrete is actually a composite material composed of coarse stones (the coarse aggregate) and sand (the fine aggregate) embedded in a binder (the cement paste, asphalt, or other binders) that fills the interparticle spaces among the sand and stone particles and binds them together.
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