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.
Table of Content
- Concrete and Other Cementitious Materials.
- Wood and Wood Products
- Bituminous Materials and Mixtures
- Iron and Steel.
- Plastics and Soils
- Updated code provisions
- Introduction to materials science wherever appropriate
- The chemical nature of a material
- A brief introduction to several important engineering materials
- A detailed discussion on the types and properties of rocks
- Rewritten sections on Mortar, Structure of Wood, Physical Properties of Wood, and Reinforcing Steel
- Expanded section on effects of variables on compressive strength of portland cement concrete
- Several new tables and figures
- Additional illustrative examples
- Chapter-end homework or review problems
- A focus on all common materials of civil engineering/construction
- In-depth coverage of each material
- Step-by-step solution technique
- Self-contained sections and purposeful repetition
- A brief review of properties of soil as a construction material
- Laboratory testing procedures for selected tests