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.
Results 1-3 of 82
The following equation is used to calculate the absorption capacity. saturated-
surface-dry weight - oven-dry weight Absorption capacity = ; — X 100 oven-dry
weight In a laboratory, the moisture content (MC, also called total moisture
content) is ...
5.3.1 Moisture Content Wood is a hygroscopic substance, meaning that it has
affinity for water in both liquid and vapor forms. The ability to absorb or lose
moisture depends on the environmental conditions such as temperature and
A point is reached when the cavities contain only air and the cell walls are
saturated with water, which is called the fiber saturation point. The moisture
content at the fiber saturation point can vary from 25-30 percent depending on