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Introduction

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Concrete Basics

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Manufacture and Composition of Portland Cement

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A Brief History of Concrete and its Impact on Society

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Hydration and Microstructure of Portland Cement Paste

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Hydration and Microstructure of Blended Cement Pastes

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The Pore Structure and Surface Area of Cement Paste

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The Chemical and Nanometer-level Structure of C-S-H

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The Kinetics of Hydration of C3S

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Shrinkage and Creep of Concrete

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Mechanical Properties of Concrete

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Durability of Concrete

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Properties of Fresh Cement Paste and Concrete

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