New Materials in Civil Engineering

New Materials in Civil Engineering

1st Edition - July 7, 2020

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  • Editors: Pijush Samui, Dookie Kim, Nagesh Iyer, Sandeep Chaudhary
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128190753
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128189610

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New Materials in Civil Engineering provides engineers and scientists with the tools and methods needed to meet the challenge of designing and constructing more resilient and sustainable infrastructures. This book is a valuable guide to the properties, selection criteria, products, applications, lifecycle and recyclability of advanced materials. It presents an A-to-Z approach to all types of materials, highlighting their key performance properties, principal characteristics and applications. Traditional materials covered include concrete, soil, steel, timber, fly ash, geosynthetic, fiber-reinforced concrete, smart materials, carbon fiber and reinforced polymers. In addition, the book covers nanotechnology and biotechnology in the development of new materials.

Key Features

  • Covers a variety of materials, including fly ash, geosynthetic, fiber-reinforced concrete, smart materials, carbon fiber reinforced polymer and waste materials
  • Provides a “one-stop” resource of information for the latest materials and practical applications
  • Includes a variety of different use case studies


Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers, and Construction Engineers

Table of Contents

  • 1. An overview of cementitious construction materials
    2. Computational intelligence for modeling of pavement surface characteristics
    3. Computational intelligence for modeling of asphalt pavement surface distress
    4. Expanded polystyrene geofoam
    5. Recycling of industrial wastes for value-added applications in clay-based ceramic products: a global review (2015-19)
    6. Emerging advancement of fiber-reinforced polymer composites in structural applications
    7. Fiber-reinforced concrete and ultrahigh-performance fiber-reinforced concrete materials
    8. The superplasticizer effect on the rheological and mechanical properties of self-compacting concrete
    9. Trends and perspectives in the use of timber and derived products in building facades
    10. Dynamic response of laminated composite plates fitted with piezoelectric actuators
    11. Functional nanomaterials and their applications toward smart and green buildings
    12. Production of sustainable concrete composites comprising waste metalized plastic fibers and palm oil fuel ash
    13. Alkali-activated concrete systems: a state of art
    14. Porous concrete pavement containing nanosilica from black rice husk ash
    15. Porous alkali-activated materials
    16. Lightweight cement-based materials
    17. Development of alkali-activated binders from sodium silicate powder produced from industrial wastes
    18. Innovative cement-based materials for environmental protection and restoration
    19. Comparative effects of using recycled CFRP and GFRP fibers on fresh- and hardened-state properties of self-compacting concretes: a review
    20. Corrosion inhibitors for increasing the service life of structures
    21. Use of fly ash for the development of sustainable construction materials
    22. An innovative and smart road construction material: thermochromic asphalt binders
    23. Resin and steel-reinforced resin used as injection materials in bolted connections
    24. Swelling behavior of expansive soils stabilized with expanded polystyrene geofoam inclusion
    25. New generation of cement-based composites for civil engineering
    26. Potential use of recycled aggregate as a self-healing concrete carrier
    27. Self-healing concrete
    28. Equations for prediction of rubberized concrete compressive strength: a literature review
    29. Influence of cobinders on durability and mechanical properties of alkali-activated magnesium aluminosilicate binders from soapstone
    30. Fly ash utilization in concrete tiles and paver blocks
    31. Problems in short-fiber composites and analysis of chopped fiber-reinforced materials

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1104
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2020
  • Published: July 7, 2020
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128190753
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128189610

About the Editors

Pijush Samui

Dr. Pijush Samui is an Associate Professor, in the Department of Civil Engineering, at NIT Patna, India, and an Adjunct Professor at Ton Duc Thang University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He received his PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore in 2008. His research interests include geohazards; earthquake geotechnical engineering; concrete technology, pile foundation and slope stability and application of AI in civil engineering. He has published more than 21 books, 32 book chapters and over 200 research papers in high impact factor journals as well as 30 conference proceedings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, National Institute of Technology, Patna, India

Dookie Kim

Dookie Kim is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kongju National University ,1223-24 Cheonan-daero, 31080, Republic of Korea. Professor Kim has a broad experience in structural dynamics. He published journal articles, conference papers, book chapters and 2 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kongju National University, Republic of Korea

Nagesh Iyer

Dr. Nagesh R. Iyer is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and is currently Dean of (Infrastructure, Planning and Support) and Visiting Professor, at the Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad. He was formerly Director of CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre and Coordinating Director of CSIR Madras Complex. Concurrently he held the posts of Acting Director and Distinguished Emeritus Professor at the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR). He has over 44 years of experience in the computer-aided analysis and design of complex and large structures which include infrastructural facilities.

Affiliations and Expertise

Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and currently Dean (Infrastructure, Planning & Support) & Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad, India

Sandeep Chaudhary

Prof. Sandeep Chaudhary is currently working as Professor in the Discipline of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India. Before joining IIT Indore, he served as a faculty member in different capacities at MNIT Jaipur, India, for more than twenty years. His research group carries out both analytical and experimental studies, which range from microstructure studies to full-scale. He has Chaired “Technical Committee 1: Design” of the Asian Concrete Federation for three years and is presently heading “Standing Committee 1 (SC1): Design” of the Asian Concrete Federation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Discipline of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Simrol, India

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  • Priyadharshini Tue Aug 25 2020

    Must have!!

    An eye opener for those want to know about recent developments on civil engineering materials. Interesting read and neatly composed.

  • Rahul B. Wed Aug 12 2020

    Highly recommended..

    The book describes about the of supplementary cementitious material and their practical applications. The different case studies described in the book will help the researchers in further study. Highly recommended !!!

  • Anjali Fri Jul 31 2020

    Excellent work

    Great work by the authors. The book wraps up all the recent finding of the use of new materials in civil engineering along with different case studies and its practical importance. Undoubtedly, this book is of great help to people from the civil engineering background.

  • Pratishtha Sun Jul 26 2020


    This book spans to a greater extent as it specifies the use and recyclability of new materials used in civil engineering. Also, it overviews the use of nanotechnology and biotechnology in this field which summarises how helpful this book could be to a reader. Kudos to the work covered!

  • Akansha S. Sun Jul 26 2020

    New Materials in Civil Engineering

    Very interesting book with in depth learning of variety of materials . Also covers several practical applications & case studies.