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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Pig iron is not pure iron ; it is metal nearly saturated with carbon ( taken from the
coke ) . In addition , pig iron contains manganese , silicon , and other materials .
The type and constituents of pig iron depend on the composition of the ore . 7 . 1 .
The upper theoretical limit of carbon in steel is 1 . 7 percent ; in structural steel the
carbon content is generally less than 0 . 25 percent ( by weight ) . Wrought Iron .
Wrought iron is manufactured by melting and refining iron to a high degree of ...
... to storage tanks , automobiles , and airplanes . Graphite or carbon fiber is
produced by subjecting organic precursor fibers ( such as polyacrylonitrile , pitch
, or rayon ) to a sequence of heat treatments , converting the precursor to carbon .
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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
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