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. KEY TOPICS: 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. MARKET: For Civil Engineers, Construction Engineers, Architects, and Agricultural Engineers.
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The rate of hydration increases with increasing fineness , which increases the
rate of strength development and evolution of heat . For example , an increase in
fineness from 200 m ́ / kg to 300 m2 / kg , an increase of 100 percent , increases ...
Increase in the fineness of cement without corresponding increase in the water
content decreases the workability . ... As the maximum size of coarse aggregate
is increased and as the particles become round , the surface area is decreased ...
Increase in compressive strength , which is the most important property of
concrete , is not accompanied by a proportionate improvement in tensile bond
strength , which is the most important strength characteristic of mortar . Other
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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
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