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Civil Engineering Materials (2nd Edition)

Civil Engineering Materials (2nd Edition)
Author: Shan Somayaji
ISBN 13: 9780130839060
ISBN 10: 13083906
Edition: 2
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2000-12-15
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 477
List Price: $235.60

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. Contains illustrative examples and tables and figures from professional organizations.

Considers all common materials of civil engineering/construction—and looks at each in depth: e.g., physical properties, mechanical properties, code provisions, methods of testing, quality control, construction procedures, and material selection. Discusses laboratory testing procedures for selected tests—provides step-by-step descriptions of laboratory test procedures to determine properties of materials. All test procedures are based on relevant ASTM specification.

For Civil Engineers, Construction Engineers, Architects, and Agricultural Engineers.


A text for an introductory course on the materials used to construct public works, for students of engineering, construction, architecture, and technology in their junior year. Assumes a previous course in solid mechanics or the strength of materials. For all the basic materials, explains physical and other properties, fabrication methods, durability, standards, applications, testing procedures, and other aspects. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)