TY - CHAP A1 - Fariborz M. Tehrani A2 - Nathan M. Miller ED1 - Hosam El-Din M. Saleh ED2 - Rehab O. Abdel Rahman Y1 - 2018-10-10 PY - 2018 T1 - Tire-Derived Aggregate Cementitious Materials: A Review of Mechanical Properties N2 - Cement-based materials have been used by humans nearly since the dawn of civilization. The Egyptians used lime and gypsum cement to bind their aggregate materials, mud and straw, resulting in bricks that are used for building their famous Egyptian pyramids (between 3000 and 2500 BC). Hydrated cement is a cement material bonded together with water and used for building construction; it is characterized by acceptable chemical, physical, thermal, mechanical, and structural stability. It plays a main role in the creation of vessels for storage, roads to travel on, weather-resistant structure for protection, inert hard stabilizer for hazardous wastes, and so on. Due to the composition of these materials and their advantages, it has been practiced in different applications. Cement is an essential component of making concrete, the single most prevalent building material used worldwide for construction, skyscrapers, highways, tunnels, bridges, hydraulic dams, and railway ties. Besides their numerous desired properties, there are some undesirable features. To overcome these disadvantages, several studies were established to prepare, improve, and evaluate innovative cement-based materials. Despite its oldness and deep research, every year several methods and materials evolve and so do cement technology. This book intends to provide a comprehensive overview on recent advances in the evaluation of these materials. BT - Cement Based Materials SP - Ch. 9 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.74313 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.74313 SN - 978-1-78984-154-1 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-09-23 ER -