Civil Engineering Materials

Civil Engineering Materials

From Theory to Practice

1st Edition - May 13, 2021

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  • Authors: Qiang Yuan, Zanqun Liu, Keren Zheng, Cong Ma
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128228654
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128230770

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Civil Engineering Materials: From Theory to Practice presents the state-of-the-art in civil engineering materials, including the fundamental theory of materials needed for civil engineering projects and unique insights from decades of large-scale construction in China. The title includes the latest advances in new materials and techniques for civil engineering, showing the relationship between composition, structure and properties, and covering ultra-high-performance concrete and self-compacting concrete developed in China. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the most commonly used, most advanced materials for use in civil engineering. This volume consists of eight chapters covering the fundamentals of materials, inorganic cementing materials, Portland cement concrete, bricks, blocks and building mortar, metal, wood, asphalt and polymers.

Key Features

  • Describes the most commonly used civil engineering materials and updates on advanced materials
  • Presents advanced materials and their applications in civil engineering
  • Looks at engineering problems pragmatically from both a materials and civil engineering perspective
  • Gives knowledge and guidance rooted in decades of experience in Chinese civil engineering projects
  • Contextualises knowledge of civil engineering materials in infrastructure construction, including high-speed rail

Readership

Engineers, researchers, postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students in civil engineering, transportation, material sciences and related areas

Table of Contents

  • 1 Fundamentals of Materials
    1.1 Composition and structure
    1.1.1 Composition
    1.1.2 Structure
    1.2 Physical properties
    1.3Mechanical properties
    1.4 Durability

    2 Inorganic cementing materials
    2.1 Gypsum
    2.1.1 Manufacture
    2.1.2 Setting and hardening
    2.1.3 Properties and uses
    2.2 Lime
    2.2.1 The Family of Limes
    2.2.2 Manufacture
    2.2.3 Hardening of lime
    2.2.4 Applications
    2.2.5 Advantages of Lime in Construction
    2.3 Alkali-activated Cement
    2.3.1 Introduction
    2.3.2 Raw materials
    2.3.3 Cement hydration
    2.3.4 Applications
    2.3 Portland cement
    2.3.1 Manufacturing of Portland cement
    2.3.2 Portland cement clinker
    2.3.3 Cement hydration
    2.3.4 properties
    2.3.5 Corrosion and Prevention of Hardened Cement
    2.3.6 Application and storage
    2.3.7 Blended cement
    2.3.8 Portland cement with special properties
    2.4 Calcium sulfoaluminate cement
    2.4.1 Manufacture and mineral composition
    2.4.2 Hydration of calcium sulfoaluminate cement
    2.4.3 Properties of calcium sulfoaluminate cement
    2.4.4 Application
    2.5 Calcium aluminate cements
    2.5.1Manufacture; chemical and mineralogical compositions
    2.5.2Hydration of CACs
    2.5.3 Application

    3 Portland Cement Concrete
    3.1 Introduction
    3.2 Types of Concrete
    3.3 Raw materials
    3.3.1 Mixing water
    3.3.2 Cement
    3.3.3 Aggregate
    3.3.4 Green aggregate
    3.3.5 Supplementary cementing materials
    3.3.6 Chemical admixtures
    3.4 Concrete at fresh state
    3.4.1 Batching, mixing and transporting
    3.4.2 Placing, finishing and curing
    3.4.3 Workability
    3.4.4 Properties at early age
    3.5 Mechanical properties
    3.6 Deformation
    3.7 Durability
    3.8 Mix design
    3.9Ultra-high performance concrete
    3.10 Steam-cured concrete
    3.11 Self-compacting concrete

    4 Bricks, Blocks and building mortar
    4.1 Fired Bricks and blocks
    4.1.1 Fired common Bricks
    4.1.2 Fired Perforated Bricks and block
    4.2 Non-Fired Bricks
    4.3 Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Blocks
    4.4 Normal concrete small blocks
    4.5 Building mortar
    4.5.1 Raw materials
    4.5.2 The main technical properties of mortar
    4.6 Other kinds of building mortar
    4.6.1 Surface Mortar
    4.6.2 Special Mortar

    5 Metal
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Structural steel
    5.2.1 Chemical composition
    5.2.2 Strengthening mechanisms
    5.2.3 Mechanical properties
    5.2.4 Classifications of steel
    5.3 Standards and Selection of Building Steel
    5.4 Corrosion and Prevention of Steel
    5.4.1 Reasons for Corrosion of Steel
    5.4.2 Corrosion Prevention of Steel
    5.5 Non-ferrous metals
    5.5.1 Copper (Cu)
    5.5.2 Aluminium (Al)

    6 Wood
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Structure and composition
    6.3 Engineering properties
    6.3.1 Relative density
    6.3.2 Moisture in Wood
    6.3.3 Dimensional stability
    6.3.4 Mechanical properties
    6.3.5 Factors affecting the wood strength
    6.4Wood-based composites
    6.4.1 Composition and manufacture
    6.4.2 Plywood
    6.4.3 Oriented Strandboard
    6.4.4 Particleboard
    6.4.5 Fiberboard
    6.4.6 Specialty composite materials
    6.5 Durability
    6.5.1 Moisture
    6.5.2 Decay
    6.5.3 Termites
    6.5.4 Preservative treatments

    7 Asphalt
    7.1 Asphalt cement
    7.2 Liquid asphalts
    7.3 Asphalt concrete
    7.3.1 Introduction
    7.3.2 Composition and Structure
    7.3.3 Response to Applied Loads
    7.3.4 Response to Moisture
    7.3.5 Response to Temperature
    7.3.6 Response to Chemicals
    7.3.7 Additives and Fillers
    7.3.8 Superpave Mix Design
    7.4.9 Asphalt in high-speed rail

    8 Polymers
    8.1 Engineering plastics
    8.1.1 Introduction
    8.1.2 The polymeric molecule
    8.1.3 Thermoplastic Polymers
    8.1.4 Thermosetting Polymers
    8.2 Sealants
    8.3 Adhesive
    8.3.1 Composition and type of adhesive
    8.3.2 Adhesion of adhesive
    8.3.3 Types and properties of common adhesives
    8.4 Fibre-Reinforced Polymer
    8.4.1 Introduction
    8.4.2 General Properties of FRP Materials
    8.5 Water-proof materials

Product details

  • No. of pages: 398
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: May 13, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128228654
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128230770

About the Authors

Qiang Yuan

Qiang Yuan
Qiang Yuan is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, in China. He is the recipient of several important awards, and obtained his PhD from Ghent University. His research interests include the rheology, durability and mechanical properties of cement-based materials. He has authored more than 80 journal papers, four books, and one chapter, and has taught civil engineering materials for over a decade

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Civil Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China

Zanqun Liu

Zanqun Liu
Zanqun Liu is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, in China. He is the recipient of several important awards, and obtained his PhD from Ghent University. His research interests include the durability of cement-based materials and building materials. He has published more than 60 journal papers, and has taught civil engineering materials for over a decade.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Civil Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China

Keren Zheng

Keren Zheng
Keren Zheng is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, in China. He is the recipient of several important awards, obtaining his PhD from Southeast University, Nanjing. His research interests include new cementing materials, and he has authored over 60 journal papers. He has taught civil engineering materials for over a decade.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Civil Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China

Cong Ma

Cong Ma
Cong Ma is an Assistant Professor of college of civil and transportation engineering at Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, Guangdong. Dr. Ma obtained his PhD degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2017. His research interests include new cementing materials. He has authored more than 40 journal papers

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, College of Civil and Transportation Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China

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