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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4.1.4 Sizes of Bricks Like concrete blocks, bricks and tiles are designated by their
nominal dimensions. Their specified dimensions (or modular dimensions) are
such that nominal sizes, measured center to center of mortar joints, will be equal
Such a piece of lumber is identified by its nominal size, which is a commercial
size designation of the thickness and the width (or depth) of standard sawn
lumber. The dressed size or net size is the size assumed to be obtained by
dressing the ...
TABLE 5.4 NOMINAL AND DRESSED SIZES OF SAWN LUMBER Thickness (in.)
Width (in.) Minimum dressed Minimum dressed Use nominal 8-12 lj less than
nominal "Dressed width shown is the face width. deterioration, lumber in storage