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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The abrasion resistance ( also called wear resistance or hardness ) is an
important property in determining the suitability of an aggregate for use in roads
and pavements . Abrasion is the mechanical wearing and scraping of rock
surfaces by ...
It is a desirable wall covering that is strong , fire resistant , and fungus resistant .
... Important properties of concrete include : • Compressive strength • Durability
and freeze - thaw resistance • Wear resistance • Impermeability • Abrasion ...
Type V portland cement ( sulfate - resisting cement ) is chosen when higher
sulfate resistance is required . Sulfates of sodium , calcium , and magnesium are
often found in soils , lakebeds , and seawater . These compounds react with
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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
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