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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Minerals can be identified by a number of physical properties, such as cleavage (
which is the tendency to break off in certain preferred directions), fracture, color,
crystal shape, hardness, specific gravity, streak, and striations (bands that run ...
For example, the moisture retained in sand affects the workability of fresh
concrete, as well as the strength and durability of hardened concrete, much more
than the hardness of the sand. However, this should not be construed to mean
that the ...
Cutback asphalts are constituted from a base asphalt of selected hardness or
viscosity by dissolving in a solvent of high, medium, or low volatility. The resulting
asphalts have distinctive properties that make them useful in different