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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The bulking is around maximum when the moisture content is in the range of 5 to
8 percent; samples with lower or higher moisture content will bulk less. Bulking
should be taken into consideration when concrete ingredients are measured by ...
The greater the ratio of height to diameter of the cylinder, the lower the measured
compressive strength. In specimens of height equal to twice the diameter, the
compressive strength decreases with increase in the diameter. A 4-in. diameter ...
EQUIPMENT: Physical properties of asphalt are measured from four tests:
rotational viscometer, dynamic shear rheometer, bending beam rheometer, and
direct tension. SAMPLE: Some physical properties of the binder are measured on