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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These basic materials or products are selected for their properties, performance,
availability, aesthetics, and cost. Knowledge of all these aspects is essential in
selecting a suitable material for a particular situation. In addition to the materials ...
Summarizing the preceding discussion, mechanical properties of lumber are
affected significantly by two properties: • Moisture content • Specific gravity Most
mechanical properties increase linearly with specific gravity and decrease with ...
TABLE 5.7 EFFECT OF GRAIN ORIENTATION ON STRENGTH PROPERTIES
Property Q/P Comments Tensile strength Compressive strength 1.5-2 0.04-0.07 2
-2.5 0.03-0.4 n is generally taken as 2.0 Modulus of elasticity Bending strength ...