Early Reinforced Concrete

1st Edition

Frank Newby

Routledge
Published August 22, 2001
Reference - 400 Pages
ISBN 9780860787600 - CAT# Y283970
Series: Studies in the History of Civil Engineering

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Summary

This volume traces the process by which reinforced concrete emerged during the 19th century as the successful building material of today. Early work on testing the strength of cements led into a period of experimental work by a number of engineers, notably in Britain, France and America, to devise successful systems of embedding iron in concrete in such a way that the two materials would act together to carry imposed loads. The papers take the story to the early years of the 20th century and provide a thorough review of the gradual evolution of ideas and the contributions of individuals to this technology.

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