Concrete: a man‐made rock?

  title={Concrete: a man‐made rock?},
  author={Peter George Fookes and Mike Walker},
  journal={Geology Today},
It has been said that concrete is a ‘man‐made rock’ and although the comparison is not perfect, we support this general statement. It is broadly similar in texture to breccias or conglomerates, has a cementitious matrix, has broadly similar physical properties to some sedimentary and igneous rocks and performs somewhat similarly to masonry during its working life in a building or engineering structure. The investigation and testing of concrete have many similarities to those used for the… 

The engineering geology of concrete in hot drylands

  • P. FookesE. M. Lee
  • Materials Science
    Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
  • 2019
In hot drylands the main causes of concrete deterioration are physical salt attack by aggressive evaporite salts, reinforcement corrosion (e.g. carbonation, chloride ingress) and aggregate

Dynamic elastic properties of hardened experimental mortar bars affected by accelerated alkali–silica reactivity test: a laboratory approach

The evaluation of ASR sensitivity of aggregates is of utmost importance due to durability and safety of structures and also due to economic reasons related to repairs or replacements of ASR-affected

Composition of concrete



An introduction to the influence of natural aggregates on the performance and durability of concrete

  • P. Fookes
  • Materials Science
    Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology
  • 1980
Summary The production of aggregates for construction is the largest of the extractive industries in Britain. Natural aggregates form the main component, by volume, in the manufacture of concrete but

Foundations of engineering geology

This is an undergraduate level text, for students requiring an understanding of ground conditions and geological processes. Each subject is covered by notes, diagrams, tables and case histories

Aggregates: Sand, gravel and crushed rock aggregates for construction purposes

In 1985, the Geological Society published Aggregates as the first volume in its Engineering Geology Special Publication series. It met with immediate acclaim, being awarded the Brewis Trophy by SAGA

The chemistry of cement and concrete

  • F. Lea
  • Engineering, Materials Science
  • 1970
The chemistry of cement and concrete , The chemistry of cement and concrete , مرکز فناوری اطلاعات و اطلاع رسانی کشاورزی

Sedimentary Rocks

  • A. J.
  • Environmental Science, Geology
  • 2011
1. Sediments and Methods of Their Study 2. Erosional Processes 2.1. Weathering 2.2. Transport 3. Depositional Processes and Sediment Types 3.1. Features of Detrital Sediments 3.2. Bedforms and