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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Masonry Materials . A mason is one who builds with bricks , stones , and blocks .
Masonry is the part of a building or structure that is made from combining the
masonry units : stone , block or brick , and mortar . Egyptians built their pyramids
( 25 - mm ) air space or mortar ( Note : no metal ties with mortar Nailed metal tie (
22 gage , 1 in . wide ) Wood frame Masonry veneer wall 11 Footing Figure 4 . 2 (
Concluded ) ( e ) Brickveneered wall . 4 . 1 MASONRY UNITS A masonry unit is a
Lightweight units ( the most common in masonry construction ) are made using
lightweight aggregates such as pumice , scoria , cinders , expanded clay , and
expanded shale . They should be dry during placement because wet units will ...
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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
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