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Description - Civil Engineering Materials by Shan Somayaji

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780130839060
ISBN-10: 013083906X
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 185mm x mm)
Pages: 477
Imprint: Pearson
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 5-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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