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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Elastic Materials. Elasticity is the ability of a material to deform under a load,
without a permanent set or deformation upon the release of the load. Springs,
rubber bands, and cricket balls behave elastically. Elasticity can also be defined
as that ...
The elastic limit is the maximum stress below which a material will fully recover its
original form upon the removal of applied forces. It is also defined as the greatest
stress that can be applied without causing a permanent deformation. In some ...
It constitutes an elastic range at the onset, followed by a nonlinear or inelastic
response of stress increment for gain in strain, up to a maximum stress.
Thereafter the stress decreases, inelastically, while the strain grows, until the
failure takes ...