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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Chemical properties are those pertaining to the composition and potential
reaction of a material. The compounds of composition, such as oxides and
carbonates, describe the chemical nature of the material, and the way it would
behave in a ...
Admixtures are generally divided into two groups: • Chemical admixtures •
Mineral admixtures Natural pozzolanic materials and some industrial byproducts
(such as fly ash and blast-furnace slag) are mineral admixtures. On the other
The process of weathering, which has been going on for millions of years and
continues, has several forms: physical, chemical, and organic. Mechanical
disintegration occurs during the transportation of rock fragments by water, ice, or