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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3.8.7 Creep Another important property of hardened concrete is creep, which is
the increase in strain (or deformation) with time. When subjected to an external
load, a concrete member deforms elastically, and the resulting deformation is ...
gravel aggregates typically creeps more than that made with granite or limestone.
The higher the modulus of elasticity of the aggregates, the greater the restraint
offered to the creep. The higher the amount of aggregates, for a given w/c ratio, ...
5.11 CREEP A wood member subjected to constant load, well below the short-
term failure load, may nonetheless fail if that load is sustained for enough time.
Creep is the increase in strain or deformation with time under constant stress.