Cements, Limes and Plasters

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Routledge, Oct 6, 2015 - Architecture - 752 pages

Edwin Eckel's exceptionally detailed volume, published in 1928, presents a wealth of information drawing on his own research as well as the work of all the eminent international authorities in the field of lime mortars and cements. It captures the fascinating development of building materials from the nineteenth century through the first quarter of the twentieth century. Of particular interest is the way in which it chronicles the demise of hydraulic cement, followed by the brief meteoric rise in popularity of natural cements, then subsequently their rapid eclipse by Portland cement. This book will be an invaluable resource not only to everyone involved in conservation of traditional buildings but also those concerned with the early modern buildings constructed from Portland cement. The detailed contents and new introductions by Paul Livesey (UK) and William G. Hime (US) can be viewed on the website.

 

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Contents

LIST OF TABLES
INTRODUCTION
GENERAL TREND OF COSTS AND PRICES
CHEMICAL PHYSICAL AND GEOLOGIC DATA
Shells as sources of lime
Chemical composition of gypsum
Distribution of gypsum in the United States
Examination of gypsum deposits
Rotary kilns
General properties
Composition of commercial magnesian limes
Strength of lime mortars
Standards for packing
Theory of limesand brick manufacture
Magnesite as a source of magnesia
Magnesian limestones as sources of magnesia

Classification of plasters
Properties
Rate of set and hardening
CHAPTER IV
Macks cement
Total worlds output of gypsum
Analyses of Canadian gypsum
Subgroups of hydraulic limes
Varieties of limestone
Theoretical considerations
Seawater and brines as sources of magnesia
CHAPTER XIII
Grappier cements
Later experiences and tests
CHAPTER XVI
Subgroups of the class of natural cements
General discussion
The Hydraulic Index
Physical properties of gypsum
Anhydrite

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