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 ...
Igneous rocks are classified based on texture (as coarsegrained, fine-grained, or
glassy), and on mineral composition. Granite is coarsegrained, basalt is fine-
grained, and pumice is glassy. Sedimentary rocks, such as sandstone, limestone,
Thus, the chemical composition alone of pozzolans does not truly determine the
pozzolanic reactivity; clays and shales are not pozzolanic, for clay minerals do
not readily react with lime unless their crystalline structure is destroyed by heat.