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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Typically, serviceability implies satisfactory performance at all times. Recorded
data on past performance, laboratory test results, and established practices will
help to assess the serviceability aspects of a material. In general, a material
maximum strain (ultimate strain) Figure 3.29 shows a typical stress-strain
diagram for concrete in compression. It constitutes an elastic range at the onset,
followed by a nonlinear or inelastic response of stress increment for gain in strain
, up to ...
Figure 7.5 shows typical stress-strain diagrams of steel in tension. All steels show
an initial elastic phase followed by yielding or strain hardening. The elongation or
strain at failure depends on the type of steel. The modulus of elasticity of steel, ...