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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Pretensioned prestressed concrete (or pretensioned concrete, Fig. 3.46)
members are produced by stretching the prestressing steel (called tendons) held
between external anchorages before the concrete is placed. As the plastic
Lightweight concrete is also more difficult to pump than concrete made with hard
rock, because the porous aggregate particles absorb water and have a rougher
exterior surface. Note that concrete pumping is the standard method of ...
Concrete Materials and Practice. Wiley, New York. Neville, A. M. (1971).
Hardened Concrete: Physical and Mechanical Aspects. ACI Monograph Series,
American Concrete Institute, Detroit, Mich. Neville, A. M., and Brooks, J. J. (1987).