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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Introduction of rail transportation opened up huge new markets for the iron and
steel industry . During the 1860s , an Englishman , Henry Bessemer , invented a
new method of converting iron to steel . Adaptation of this process set American ...
Manganese gives strength and toughness to steel ; in structural steel ,
manganese content is about 1 . 35 percent . ... Nickel also gives toughness to the
metal , and chromium steels can withstand abrasion and shock very well .
Molybdenum is ...
Typical failures in steel construction may be due to yielding of a member , failure
of connections , or buckling of a member . Connection failure is the most common
cause of collapse of steel buildings . Buckling of columns rarely has resulted in ...
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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
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