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. 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. For Civil Engineers, Construction Engineers, Architects, and Agricultural Engineers.
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Surfaces that are heavily textured, soft, or scarred with loose materials must be
ground smooth with an abrasive stone (a silicon carbide stone should be
supplied with the instrument). Troweled or smooth-formed surfaces are tested
In white cast iron, carbon is combined chemically with iron in the form of
cementite (iron carbide, Fe3C), which makes this metal strong, hard, and brittle. (
Note that pure iron is a soft and ductile metal; the addition of carbon to iron
increases its ...
Ceramic materials such as silicon carbide and silicon nitride can be used for the
matrix in materials required to resist very high temperatures, above 3000 °F (
1650 °C). But their tensile strength is low and they are brittle. Silicon carbide