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 rate of curing, or the time required for a cutback asphalt to harden (from its
original liquid consistency) and develop a consistency that is satisfactory for the
function as a binder in pavements is an important property of cutback asphalts.
and adhesiveness. Other polymers used in pavement construction are latex,
silicone, and epoxies. Glasphalt is the term used to describe asphalt that is partly
replaced by glass. Sulfur is added to asphalt concrete to provide higher stiffness
But the drawbacks of a flexible pavement are that it requires a higher level of
maintenance than portland cement concrete pavement (called rigid pavement),
as well as periodic surface treatments due to hardening of asphalt with age.