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 ratio of stress to strain below the proportional limit is called the modulus of
elasticity (also called the elastic modulus or coefficient of elasticity). It refers to the
stiffness in the elastic range and is generally identified by the capital letter "£.
Dense, angular limestone aggregates produced concrete of higher strength and
stiffness than the other two types. In general, the modulus of elasticity of moist-
cured concrete samples increases with density, age, and strength of concrete.
In the nondestructive system of grading or E-rating, a stress-rating equipment
measures the stiffness of the material and sorts it into various modulus of
elasticity classes. (Lumber graded in this way is called MSR lumber.) Following