Civil Engineering Materials
This book deals with properties, applications and analysis of important materials of construction/civil engineering. It offers full coverage of how materials are made or obtained, their physical properties, their mechanical properties, how they are used in construction, how they are tested in the lab, and their strength characteristics--information that is essential for material selection and elementary design. Contains illustrative examples and tables and figures from professional organizations. KEY TOPICS: Considers all common materials of civil engineering/construction--and looks at each in depth: e.g., physical properties, mechanical properties, code provisions, methods of testing, quality control, construction procedures, and material selection. Discusses laboratory testing procedures for selected tests--provides step-by-step descriptions of laboratory test procedures to determine properties of materials. All test procedures are based on relevant ASTM specification. MARKET: For Civil Engineers, Construction Engineers, Architects, and Agricultural Engineers.
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6 EXAMPLES Find the failure loads in the following two simple beams when
subjected to centerpoint loading . Use f ' = 3000 psi and grade 50 steel . Span
length 6 ft . ( a ) Plain concrete beam of width 8 in . , height 15 in . ( b ) Reinforced
Shan Somayaji. Test CON - 6 : Flexural Strength of Concrete PURPOSE : To
determine the flexural strength of concrete by the use of simple beam specimens
with third - point loading . RELATED STANDARDS : ASTM C78 , C192 , C39 .
The bending beam rheometer test is used to measure the low temperature
stiffness properties of the asphalt binder . The test measures the creep stiffness
and the creep rate ( logarithmic ) by recording the response of a small binder
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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
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