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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Similarly, an amorphous material, like glass, can be converted into a crystalline
material, like glass ceramic, by a process called seeding. Brittle Materials.
Brittleness denotes relatively little or no elongation or increase in length at
Many ceramic materials are used for insulation — thermal (firebricks), building (
fiberglass), and electrical. Examples: glass, cement, china, stone, and brick. Clay
Brickwork. Brick is a burned clay masonry unit, generally rectangular and solid.
Boron-epoxy and boron- aluminum composites are used in the aerospace
industry. In addition to polymers, metals and ceramics are also used as matrix
materials in composites. However, polymers are the most widely used, with
epoxies and ...