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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Such a piece of lumber is identified by its nominal size , which is a commercial
size designation of the thickness and the width ( or depth ) of standard sawn
lumber . The dressed size or net size is the size assumed to be obtained by
9 ) refers to any piece of rectangular cross section , 2 – 4 in . nominal in its least
dimension ( thickness ) , graded primarily for strength in bending edgewise or
flatwise but also frequently used where tensile or compressive strength is
5 . 9 . 3 Examples Find the size classification of the following lumber : ( a )
Nominal 2 x 4 ( b ) Nominal 2 x 8 ( c ) Nominal 4 X 16 ( d ) Nominal 6 X 6 ( e )
Nominal 6 X 16 Solution . ( Refer to Table 5 . 5 ) : ( a ) Size 2 x 4 : thickness not
larger than ...
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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
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