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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High-alumina cement gains strength very quickly and has refractory properties.
Concrete made with this cement should be kept cool during the initial period after
mixing to limit the heat of hydration. If the concrete temperature rises above 85 °F
This gives refractory qualities to bricks manufactured with fire clays, and allows
them to withstand higher temperatures. The best material for brickmaking is clay
containing about 30 percent sand and silt, because the presence of sand