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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Most deleterious materials, in fact, can be removed by washing or flushing with
water. Some aggregates (or compounds in them) are known to react chemically
with other materials of construction, and thus are deleterious. For example,
3.9.1 Alkali-aggregate Reaction In the presence of water, certain compounds in
some natural aggregates react chemically with alkalis of portland cement
released during hydration. This is followed by expansion or swelling of the
When mixed with lime, or with calcium hydroxide (a byproduct of the initial
reaction between cement and water), pozzolans produce hydrates of calcium
silicate, calcium aluminate, and calcium aluminosilicate. This reaction, between
lime and ...