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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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 ...
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 humidity .
The moisture content at the fiber saturation point can vary from 25 – 30 percent
depending on the species . During the drying period , prior to reaching the fiber
saturation point , the volume of wood remains constant as well as most of its ...
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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
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