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Michael S. Mamlouk, Arizona State University
John P. Zaniewski, West Virginia University
For courses in Civil Engineering Materials, Construction Materials, and Construction Methods and Materials offered in Civil, Environmental, or Construction engineering departments.
This introduction gives engineering 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. Since the authors cover the various materials used by civil and construction engineers in one useful reference, professors need assign only one book instead of using different books and handouts.
• Three-part organization:
– The first section introduces the basic mechanistic properties of materials, environmental influences, basic material classes, and the atomic structure of materials.
– The second section, which represents a large portion of the book, presents the characteristics of the primary material types used in civil and construction engineering: steel, aluminum, aggregate, concrete, masonry, asphalt, and wood.
– The third part of the book is a lab manual that includes typical experiments performed by students at this level.
• Chapter-level introduction to composites – Acknowledges the wide acceptance composites are gaining among engineers, and that they are replacing many of the conventional materials.
• A large number figures to display concepts and equipment.
• Numerous sample problems and homework problems in each chapter – Enables professors to vary assignments between semesters.
• Revised coverage in steel chapter:
– Improves the description of heat treatments, phase diagram, and the heat-treating effects of welding.
– Adds a new section on stainless steel, with current information on the structural uses of steel.
• Additional material in cement and concrete chapters – Augments discussion with sections on hydration-control admixtures, recycled wash water, silica fume, self-consolidating concrete, and flowable fill.
• Completely revised asphalt chapter:
– Addresses Superpave as an established, field-tested, revised method to meet paving needs, and not as new technology as in the text’s first edition.
– Accommodates the current methods and procedures for both Performance Grading of asphalt binders and the Superpave mix design method.
• New information on recent manufactured wood products that have become available in the last several years.
• New examples in Chapter 11 on fiber-reinforced polymer composites – Addresses the increasing use of these composites in retrofitting old and partially damaged structures.
• New experiment on dry-rodded unit weight of aggregate that is used in PCC proportioning in the Lab Manual (part III of the text).
– Deletes experiment on creep of asphalt concrete for lack of use.
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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