By Formerly Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Principal, Vice-Chancellor, University of Dundee Adam Neville
Adam Nevilles acceptance as a global major professional on concrete expertise is unquestioned. during this, his ultimate publication on concrete he? demonstrates the unconventional pondering that units him aside via incisive reflections and forecasts. common books on concrete usually have an encyclopaedic method and continue from technological know-how to perform yet this ebook isn't really usual. the writer appears at an issue or a topic, and discusses the underlying clinical and technological facets, together with broader contextual issues. Adam Neville describes this as concrete throughout the unsuitable finish of the telescope, which contributes to a greater realizing of concrete perform and to higher concrete in perform.
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1 in this section. For the purpose of considering testing specimens of hardened concrete, we should use ASTM E 177-90a Standard Practice For the Use of Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods. This Standard Practice has changed the meaning of the term accuracy from earlier editions, and it now says that ‘No formula for combining the precision and the bias of a test method into a single numerical value of accuracy is likely to be useful’. The term bias of a measurement process is said to be ‘a generic concept related to a consistent or systematic difference between a set of test results from the process and an accepted reference 37 Concrete: Neville’s Insights and Issues Fig.
S. Khan, Editor (SP-191, ACI, Michigan, 2000) pp. 27—41. 11. , Objectivity in citing references, Neville on Concrete, Section 8-1, ACI International, Farmington Hills, MI, 2003. 12. , Quenard, D. , Determination of the w=c ratio of hardened cement paste and concrete samples on thin sections using automated image analysis techniques, Cement and Concrete Research, 25, 4, 1995, pp. 827—834. 13. B. , Basic Statistical Methods for Engineers and Scientists, Third Edition, Harper and Row, New York, 1986.
To be optimistic; they say: ‘in practice, the determined values of original water—cement ratio by this method should be treated with considerable circumspection, even when obtained by experienced analysts’ . Physical methods For the sake of completeness, I should refer to the use of the lineartraverse method and the modified point-count method, which allow a determination of the volumetric composition of a sample of concrete by optical microscopy techniques; these are given in ASTM C 457. The volumes of aggregate and of voids (containing air or evaporable water) are determined, and the remaining volume is assumed to be hydrated cement.