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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Sometimes , aggregates produced from crushing and processing of quarried
stone are termed manufactured mineral aggregates . Sand is formed from
weathering and decomposition of all types of rock , the most abundant mineral
ule . expand to produce a lightweight , noncombustible , porous , and glasslike
material that can be used as ... It is produced by heating crushed raw material at
about 2000 °F ( 1090 °C ) until it expands to about 20 times its original volume .
The first iron produced in the United States was at Saugus , Massachusetts , in
1645 , by employing ironworkers brought over from England . The iron was used
to make plows , tools , swords and , of course , nails . By about 1770 , some 30 ...
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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
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