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The Science and Technology of Civil Engineering Materials (Prentice Hall International Series in Civil Engineering and)by J. F. Young
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Innovative in approach, this book is a comprehensive, integrative exploration of the science and technology of construction materials that begins with a section on the structure and mechanical properties of materials. Begins with a discussion of the structure of materials (at a microscopic level), moves through mechanical properties, and follows-up with sections dealing individually with specific construction materials. A source of information for beginning and practicing civil engineers.
Book News Annotation:
A textbook for a two-semester undergraduate course for civil engineers, but can be adapted for shorter courses. Integrates the science and technology of building materials, which are usually taught in separate courses to different flavors of engineers, so that civil engineers tend to have a lack of understanding about the fundamental characteristics of the material they use. In addition to information on specific materials, discusses such aspects as atomic bonding, how microstructure develops, surface properties, response to stress, and rheology.
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The modern principles of materials science have been applied extensively over the past three decades to construction materials, and the benefits of this approach can be seen clearly on job sites.
Table of Contents
I. THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MATERIALS.
1. Atomic Bonding.
2. The Architecture of Solids.
3. Development of Microstructure.
4. Surface Properties.
II. BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS UNDER STRESS.
5. Response of Materials to Stress.
6. Failure and Fracture.
7. Rheology of Fluids and Solids.
III. PARTICULATE COMPOSITES: PORTLAND CEMENT AND ASPHALT CONCRETES.
9. Particulate Composites.
11. Portland Cement Concrete.
12. Asphalt Cements and Asphalt Concrete.
IV. STEEL, WOOD, POLYMERS, AND COMPOSITES.
14. Wood and Timber.
15. Polymers and Plastics.
16. Fiber Reinforced Composites.
Solutions to Numerical Problems.
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