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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Compression Testing . In the United States , the compressive strength of concrete
is established from compression tests on cylindrical specimens of 6 - in . diameter
and 12 - in . height ( ASTM C39 , “ Compression Strength of Cylindrical ...
The tensile strength of concrete can also be estimated from its compressive
strength using empirical equations . For normal ... As can be confirmed from the
equation , the tensile strength of concrete increases with its capacity in
Increase in compressive strength , which is the most important property of
concrete , is not accompanied by a proportionate improvement in tensile bond
strength , which is the most important strength characteristic of mortar . Other
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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
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