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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When explaining the effects of direct stresses, the term deformation is taken to
mean the change in linear dimension; while discussing the effects of shear forces
, shear deformation is the change in length measured parallel to the direction of ...
Shear Strength. A flexural member is always subjected to shear forces. The
resulting horizontal shear stress at the neutral axis of a wood beam may cause
shear failure. The shear strength of lumber is small, generally in the range 700-
EQUIPMENT: Physical properties of asphalt are measured from four tests:
rotational viscometer, dynamic shear rheometer, bending beam rheometer, and
direct tension. SAMPLE: Some physical properties of the binder are measured on