Civil Engineering Materials explains why construction materials behave the way they do. It covers the construction materials content for undergraduate courses in civil engineering and related subjects and serves as a valuable reference for professionals working in the construction industry. The book concentrates on demonstrating methods to obtain, analyse and use information rather than focusing on presenting large amounts of data. Beginning with basic properties of materials, it moves on to more complex areas such as the theory of concrete durability and corrosion of steel. Discusses the broad scope of traditional, emerging, and non-structural materials Explains what material properties such as specific heat, thermal conductivity and electrical resistivity are and how they can be used to calculate the performance of construction materials. Contains numerous worked examples with detailed solutions that provide precise references to the relevant equations in the text. Includes a detailed section on how to write reports as well as a full section on how to use and interpret publications, giving students and early career professionals valuable practical guidance.
For one/two-term courses in Introductory Engineering Materials in departments of civil engineering. Applies the rigor of material science principles to a comprehensive, integrative exploration of the science and technology of construction materials.
Civil Engineering Materials: Introduction and Laboratory Testing discusses the properties, characterization procedures, and analysis techniques of primary civil engineering materials. It presents the latest design considerations and uses of engineering materials as well as theories for fully understanding them through numerous worked mathematical examples. The book also includes important laboratory tests which are clearly described in a step-by-step manner and further illustrated by high-quality figures. Also, analysis equations and their applications are presented with appropriate examples and relevant practice problems, including Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) styled questions as well t...
Readers can now prepare for civil engineering challenges while gaining a broad overview of the materials they will use in their studies and careers with the unique content found in CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS. This invaluable book covers traditional materials, such as concrete, steel, timber, and soils, and also explores non-traditional materials, such as synthetics and industrial-by products. Using numerous practical examples and straight-forward explanations, readers can gain a full understanding of the characteristics and behavior of various materials, how they interact, and how to best utilize and combine traditional and non-traditional materials. In addition to detailing the effective use of civil engineering materials, the book highlights issues related to sustainability to give readers a broader context of how materials are used in contemporary applications. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This text will appeal to undergraduate students of civil engineering, construction technology, architecture and related disciplines. Throughout the book the underlying theme is an emphasis on the factors affecting engineering decisions in order to promote an awareness of material behaviour in both design and construction.
Introduces the reader to the basic construction materials like cement, aggregate, concrete, steel and brick. This book gives an account of their origin, classifications, engineering properties, qualities, and standard tests. It deals with the functioning and maintenance of a variety of well-labeled apparatus and modern testing machines.
Essentials of Civil Engineering Materials provides students with a foundational guide to the types of materials used in civil engineering, as well as how these materials behave under the conditions for which they were designed and a basic understanding of the science of the materials. This critical knowledge prepares students to carefully consider and confidently select the best materials for the design, construction, and maintenance of future projects. The text beg