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Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of this popular textbook continues to provide a comprehensive coverage of the main construction materials for undergraduate students of civil engineering and construction related courses. It creates an understanding of materials and how they perform through a knowledge of their chemical and physical structure, leading to an ability to judge their behaviour in service and construction. Materials covered include; metals and alloys, concrete, bituminous materials, brickwork and blockwork, polymers and fibre composites. Each material is discussed in terms of: structure; strength and failure; durability; deformation; practice and processing. The sections on concrete, polymers and fibre composites have been significantly revised. Descriptions of important properties are related back to the structure and forward to basic practical considerations. With its wealth of illustrations and reader-friendly style and layout Construction Materials, third edition is ideal both for students on construction-related courses and for professionals in civil engineering and other related disciplines. Dr I McColl, Dr J R Moon, Dr P L J Domone, Professor D G Bonner, Dr R C de Vekey, Professor L Hollaway, Professor D J Hannant and Professor J M Dinwoodie

Table of Contents

Part 1 Fundamentals: states of matter; energy and equilibrium; atomic structure and interatomic bonding; elasticity and plasticity; surfaces; fracture and fatigue; electrical and thermal conductivity. Part 2 Metals and alloys: physical metallurgy; mechanical properties of metals; forming of metals; oxidation and corrosion; metals, their differences and uses. Part 3 Concrete: introduction; portland cements; admixtures; cement replacement materials; aggregates for concrete; properties of fresh concrete; early age properties of concrete; deformation of concrete; strength and failure of concrete; concrete mix design; non-destructive testing of hardened concrete; durability of concrete; high performance concrete. Part 4 Bituminous materials: introduction; structure of bituminous materials; viscosity and deformation of bituminous materials; strength and failure of bituminous materials; durability of bituminous materials; practice and processing of bituminous materials. Part 5 Brickwork and blockwork: introduction; materials and components for brickwork and blockwork; masonry construction and forms; structural behaviour and movement of masonry; durability and non-structural properties of masonry. Part 6 Polymers: introduction; polymers - types, properties and applications. Part 7 Fibre composites: introduction; polymer composites; introduction; fibres for polymer composites; analysis of the behaviour of polymer composites; manufacturing techniques for polymer composites; uses of polymer composites; fibre reinforced cements and concrete; properties of fibre and matrices; structure and post-cracking composite theory; fibre reinforced cements; fibre reinforced concrete. Part 8 Timber: introduction; structure of timber and the presence of moisture; deformation in timber; strength and failure in timber; durability of timber; processing of timber.
Release date NZ
August 30th, 2001
Edited by J.M. Illston Revised by P.L.J. Domone
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
3rd Revised edition
350 line figures, 35 b&w photographs
Spon Press
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