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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Brick is a burned clay masonry unit, generally rectangular and solid. ... When two
or more separate materials are combined in macroscopic structural units, the
resulting elements are called composite ... The repeated unit is called the unit cell
drying will remove water from the cell walls. A completely dry wood will absorb
free water (in the cell walls) when exposed to liquid water. When a log is ... The
density (or unit weight) of wood is defined as the mass or weight per unit volume.
... 272-74 Unit cell, 6 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) soil classification.
447 United States Products Standard for Construction and Industrial Plywood (
PSl-83),338 Unit volume, 44 Unit weight. See Density, bulk Urea-formaldehyde (