Civil Engineering Materials
2ndPublisher: Prentice HallFormat: Hardcover
This text deals with the properties, applications and analysis of important materials in construction and civil engineering. It offers 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 important for material selection and elementary design. This edition includes introductions to material science wherever appropriate, from a civil engineering perspective. It also includes details about the chemical nature of a given material - covered briefly in chapters on cement, concrete, masonry and wood, as well as offering a brief introduction to several important engineering materials - from semiconductors to thermosetting plastics.
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