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 available methods of curing can be divided into three types: • Methods that
maintain the presence of water • Methods that prevent the loss of mixing water •
Methods that accelerate hydration by supplying heat and moisture In the first ...
Liquid curing compounds or liquid membrane-forming compounds (also called
seal coats) are used most often because of their versatility, ease of application,
convenience, and economy. They are relatively inexpensive, and provide an ...
Precast concrete sections and concrete masonry blocks can reach 70 percent of
their normal 28-day strength when cured by properly controlled wet steam at a
temperature of about 150 °F (65.5 °C) for about 15 h. Full 28-day compressive ...