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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The spread of molecular movement through bodies that are in direct contact
constitutes the flow of heat, and the rate of such movement is described by the
thermal conductivity of the material. Thermal conductivity is the ability of a
material to ...
Thermal resistance of a material is inversely proportional (is reciprocal) to
thermal conductivity. The thermal insulation value of a material is obtained by
calculating the U-value of that material, which is a measure of the thermal
See Shotcrete Concrete blocks. See Blocks; Masonry Conductivity. See types of
conductivity Conductors, electrical, 7-8. 12-13 Consistency asphalts. 362-64
concrete, 101-6, 184.217 soils, 457 Copper. 2, 8-1 1, 22. 24-25. 27 in iron alloys.