A Practical and Scientific Treatise on Calcareous Mortars and Cements, Artificial and Natural (Cambridge Library Collection - Technology)
By: Louis-Joseph Vicat (author), John Thomas Smith (editor)Paperback
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Having devised an artificial cement in 1817, Louis-Joseph Vicat (1786-1861) sought to share and further the science surrounding calcareous cements. His son, Joseph Vicat, went on to found the eponymous company which became an international manufacturer of cement. This work was first published in French in 1828 and is reissued here in the English translation of 1837. Vicat addresses the subject of limes, the ingredients used to prepare mortars and cements, and how these building materials are affected by environmental conditions, such as immersion in water or exposure to damp soil and inclement weather. He also compares binding products of the time with those developed by the ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. The translator, J. T. Smith, provides helpful explanatory notes and clarifies technical terms. Charles William Pasley's Observations on Limes, Calcareous Cements, Mortars, Stuccos, and Concrete (1838) is also reissued in this series.
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Author's preface; Translator's preface; Section I. Various Limes, or Agents of Adhesion in Calcareous Mortars and Cements: 1. Of limestones, and the various limes they furnish; 2. Calcination of limestone on the large scale; 3. Of artificial hydraulic limes; 4. Of the slaking of lime; 5. Of the hydrates of lime, or solids resulting from the simple combination of water and lime; Section II. Various Ingredients Which Unite with Lime in the Preparation of Calcareous Mortars and Cements: 6. Of sands; 7. Qualities of the ingredients mentioned in the preceding chapters; 8. Manufacture of artificial pouzzolanas; 9. Mutual suitableness of the ingredients; Section III. Combination of the Elements of Calcareous Mortars and Cements: 10. Mortars or cements intended for immersion; 11. Mortars or cements constantly exposed to the weather; 12. Mortars or cements subjected to the constant influence of a damp soil; 13. Of the vicissitudes to which cements and mortars may be exposed; 14. Influence of beating upon the resistance of mortars; 15. Natural cements; 16. Of ancient mortars compared with mortars of the middle ages; 17. Theories of calcareous mortars and cements; Appendix; Tables; Index.
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