Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"Refractory castables or concretes, a comparatively new member of the refractories family, are an admixture of highly aluminous cements and graded refractory aggregates, blended in predetermined proportions very much like structural concrete. The refractory aggregates must contain a large amount of fines contrary to the requirements of ordinary concrete. Unlike the Portland cements, which are mainly combinations of calcium silicates, the highly aluminous cements are predominantly calcium aluminates. They are comparatively of a refractory natures, having the hydraulic setting property combined also with high early strength. The discovery of the fact that these refractory concretes could be cast, in situ, into various structures, shapes and sizes, made a great advance in the application of such castables in a wide variety of installations in metallurgical, ceramic, gas and other industrial furnaces. Present day castables are also available in forms suitable for gun emplacement, for hot patching or for coating work. With the growing need for better and more economical refractories, the investigation into various properties of such castables, opens day-by-day, new and interesting fields of application"--Chapter I. The Problem, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Herold, Paul G.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Ceramic Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1954

Pagination

xi, 226 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-224).

Rights

© 1954 Gajendra Nath Mohanty, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Alumina cement
Concrete -- Additives
Refractory materials -- Testing

Thesis Number

T 1087

Print OCLC #

5919748

Electronic OCLC #

747111814

Link to Catalog Record

Print thesis not available at Missouri S&T Library.

http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b2610451~S8

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