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Chemistry of Cement and Concrete

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Course Description

This unique and popular course has been run 6 times previously and consists of lectures covering chemistry, and physics of the following subjects:

  • Cement Manufacture
  • Phase Equilibrium & Reactions in Cement Kilns
  • Supplementary Cementing Materials
  • Crystal Chemistry of Silicates
  • Hydration of Cements
  • Chemical Admixture Effects on Hydration
  • Microstructure of Cement and Hydrates
  • Sulphate Reactions and Attack
  • Alkali-Aggregate Reactions
  • Chloride and Corrosion Reactions
  • Chemistry Related to Freezing, Scaling

Credit for graduate students will be issued based on active participation in the entire course as well as completion of a take-home examination to be provided after course completion.

Industry professionals will be provided a letter of attendance, if requested.

This course series is sponsored by RILEM and all registered graduate students will receive a 3-year free membership in RILEM.

From Monday 14th May 2018
to Friday 18th May 2018
Toronto, Canada
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From Monday 14th May 2018
to Friday 18th May 2018
Toronto, Canada
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