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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Examples of composite materials are straw brick, paper, reinforced concrete,
wood, and polymers reinforced with graphite (carbon) or glass fibers. It is also
possible to form a composite by joining together two or more members. A steel
The amount and form of carbon affect the strength, hardness, brittleness, and
stiffness of cast iron. Gray cast iron contains free carbon (graphite flakes), which
makes the metal weak and soft. It is the most widely used cast iron. In white cast
Glass-epoxy and glass-polyester composites are used extensively in applications
ranging from fishing rods to storage tanks, automobiles, and airplanes. Graphite
or carbon fiber is produced by subjecting organic precursor fibers (such as ...