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Materials for Civil and Construction Engineersby Michael S. Mamlouk
Synopses & Reviews
Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers, 3/e is ideal for courses in Civil Engineering Materials, Construction Materials, and Construction Methods and Materials offered in Civil, Environmental, or Construction engineering departments.
This introduction gives students a basic understanding of the material selection process and the behavior of materials — a fundamental requirement for all civil and construction engineers performing design, construction, and maintenance. The authors cover the various materials used by civil and construction engineers in one useful reference, limiting the vast amount of information available to the introductory level, concentrating on current practices, and extracting information that is relevant to the general education of civil and construction engineers. A large number of experiments, figures, sample problems, test methods, and homework problems gives students opportunity for practice and review.
Book News Annotation:
This textbook for undergraduate civil and structural engineering students presents an entry-level primer on materials for building construction. Divided into three sections, the work begins with an overview of construction materials concepts and proceeds through a detailed examination of several key building materials such as wood, steel aluminum and concrete and concludes with a discussion of engineering testing methods for each group of materials. Each chapter includes numerous illustrations, photographs and formulas as well as sample test questions. This third edition of the text includes numerous chapter updates as well as new information on materials and methods developed or adopted since the last printing. Mamlouk is a professor of civil and environment engineering at Arizona State University and Zaniewski is a professor of civil engineering at West Virginia University. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
KEY BENEFIT: This introduction gives readers a basic understanding of the material selection process and the behavior of materials — a fundamental requirement for all civil and construction engineers performing design, construction, and maintenance. The various materials used by civil and construction engineers are all covered in one useful reference.
KEY TOPICS: Materials Engineering Concepts; Nature of Materials; Steel; Aluminum; Aggregates; Portland Cement; Portland Cement Concrete; Masonry; Asphalt and Asphalt Mixtures; Wood; Composites.
MARKET: The various materials used by civil and construction engineers are all covered in this useful reference.
About the Author
Michael¿S.¿Mamlouk is Professor and Associate Chair (Undergraduate Studies) in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at the Arizona State University's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
Dr. Mamlouk's main area of expertise includes pavement analysis and design, pavement maintenance and rehabilitation, and highway materials. He has served as the P.I. and Co-P.I. of many research projects sponsored by FHWA, NHI, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Arizona DOT, and various local agencies. Dr. Mamlouk has numerous publications and is the main author of a textbook Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers published by Prentice Hall. He is a professional engineer in the state of Arizona. He is a fellow of ASCE and a member of TRB, AAPT and ASTM.
John P. Zaniewski is a Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at West Virginia University's College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.
Dr. Zaniewski has 16 years of academic experience preceded by 11 years of practicing engineering. In 1996, he accepted the Asphalt Technology Professor position with the Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty at WVU. Dr. Zaniewski has over 50 publications in the areas of pavement design, materials and management systems. Dr. Zaniewski has co-authored textbooks on Modern Pavement Management and Materials for Civil and Construction Engineering.
Table of Contents
Previous Edition TOC
1. Materials Engineering Concepts
2. Nature of Materials
6. Portland Cement
7. Portland Cement Concrete
9. Asphalt and Asphalt Mixtures
Appendix: Laboratory Manual
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