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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When concrete is still plastic , the aggregate particles ( which are heavier than
water ) settle , displacing water and air to the top surface . Aided by conditions
prevailing in the environment ( such as high temperature and humidity ) , this
Plastic shrinkage cracks are more common in slabs and pavements , as the large
surface area contributes to high evaporation loss . When the evaporation loss is
faster than the rise of water from bleeding , the water is forced out of interior ...
Moreover , some plastics may give out heavy toxic smoke in a fire . Such plastics
should not be used in exit areas in buildings , such as around stairways and
corridors . Most plastics have low water - absorption properties . They are
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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
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