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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Workmanship , more than any other factor , affects the permeability of mortar and
masonry . Lime with low plasticity produces mortar with low water retentivity ,
which in turn increases the permeability of masonry . Mortar joints that are not ...
The capacity to bond individual units is measured by the tensile bond strength of
mortar , which is related to the force required to separate the units . It is important
to note that although concrete and mortar are made using the same ingredients ...
A masonry unit is laid on its larger face , called the bed . A bed joint is the
horizontal joint between two courses of brickwork . A head joint is a vertical
mortar joint placed between masonry units within the wythe at the time the units
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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
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