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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All samples of a particular mineral have identical atomic arrangements of
component elements . A few minerals ( such as carbon , iron , gold , and silver )
are elements , but most are chemical compounds . They originate by precipitation
The mineral particles in soil result from physical and chemical weathering .
Physical weathering is the mechanical breakdown of rocks through processes
that cause pressure and temperature changes within them . The action of water ,
Rocks are mixtures of several minerals , and may be one of the following : •
Igneous • Sedimentary • Metamorphic A mineral is a naturally occurring chemical
element or compound that has a definite crystalline structure and distinctive
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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
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