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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But the term composite is more often understood to mean a material made from
combining a fiber, a matrix, and some fillers. Wood is a natural composite.
Construction Materials. A construction material is any material used in the
By visualizing concrete as a conglomerate of particles of different sizes held
together by the products of reaction between cement and water, it follows that the
strength of the concrete matrix is a measure of the strength of the particles and of
Boron-epoxy and boron- aluminum composites are used in the aerospace
industry. In addition to polymers, metals and ceramics are also used as matrix
materials in composites. However, polymers are the most widely used, with
epoxies and ...