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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Polymeric Materials. The word polymer is from the Greek: poly means many and
meros means parts, and polymer means a material with many parts. A polymer is
defined as any material that belongs to a group of carbon-containing (organic) ...
from which polymer molecules are made. A polymer can be represented as a
large molecule containing hundreds or thousands of atoms formed by combining
one, two, or (occasionally) more types of monomers into a chain structure.
For example, polyvinyl chloride is a polymer made from a monomer called vinyl
chloride. The most common natural polymers are wood and rubber. The name "
polymer" comes from the Greek words poly, meaning "many," and meros,