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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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 property of a
Load the specimen at a rate of 35 ± 5 psi/s. 8. Upon reaching a load of about 20
percent of ultimate load, reduce the load to zero (at the same rate as the loading
rate), and note the dial gage reading. 9. If the dial gage reading (deformation) is ...
Position the specimen under the crosshead of the testing machine, and apply
load continuously at 0.024 in./min. 3. Measure the change in length using the
compressometer [over a central gage length of 6 in. (150 mm)]. Deformation will