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Civil Engineering Materials
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 528

Civil Engineering Materials

Civil Engineering Materials explains why construction materials behave the way they do. It covers the construction materials content for undergraduate courses in civil engineering and related subjects and serves as a valuable reference for professionals working in the construction industry. The book concentrates on demonstrating methods to obtain, analyse and use information rather than focusing on presenting large amounts of data. Beginning with basic properties of materials, it moves on to more complex areas such as the theory of concrete durability and corrosion of steel. Discusses the broad scope of traditional, emerging, and non-structural materials Explains what material properties such as specific heat, thermal conductivity and electrical resistivity are and how they can be used to calculate the performance of construction materials. Contains numerous worked examples with detailed solutions that provide precise references to the relevant equations in the text. Includes a detailed section on how to write reports as well as a full section on how to use and interpret publications, giving students and early career professionals valuable practical guidance.

Ringships
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 414

Ringships

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-03-04
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  • Publisher: Unknown

In the time of the great mages Lynella's early signs of special power would have earned her honour and respect. The new order is different. Distorted ideas put forward by the monks sowed the seeds of fear and suspicion which soon grows into hatred. Her only hope lies with the arrival of the ship in orbit and Paul, who comes to the kingdoms with nothing to lose.As the monks capture Paul and show their intention to destroy the ship, Lynella and her few friends must act to save him, his ship, and the chance they bring of a future for the kingdoms.Now her power becomes an asset and she learns to use it to great effect, but she must not be trapped by the arrogance which destroyed the powerful ones before.

Transport Properties of Concrete
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 312

Transport Properties of Concrete

Transport Properties of Concrete covers how to measure the ability of ions and fluids to move through concrete material, and how to use the results to model performance. These transport properties largely determine the durability of concrete and of steel embedded within it, as well as the effectiveness of structures such as landfill containment barriers. The book begins by explaining in detail what transport properties are and how to write computer models for transport processes. Early chapters present and explain computer models written in basic code. Coverage then proceeds to a wide range of tests for the transport properties of concrete, and methods for calculating the values for these pr...

SCMT4 Conference Proceedings
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 606

SCMT4 Conference Proceedings

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-04-03
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  • Publisher: Unknown

The SCMT4 Proceedings, compiled in three volumes, feature 191 technical articles from 37 countries that were presented during the international conference held during August 7-11, 2016, in Las Vegas, USA. This collection of articles represents the latest research and development in different construction materials with emphasis on innovation, durability, sustainability, and efficiency.

Civil Engineering Materials
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 534

Civil Engineering Materials

For undergraduate students of civil engineering, construction technology, architecture and related disciplines, this revised edition covers the following key areas: metals, timber, soils, concrete, bituminous materials, polymers and bricks and blocks.

Corrosion of Steel in Concrete
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 296

Corrosion of Steel in Concrete

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2006-12-07
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

Corrosion of Steel in Concrete provides information on corrosion of steel in atmospherically exposed concrete structures and serves as a guide for those designing, constructing and maintaining buildings, bridges and all reinforced concrete structures. This new edition incorporates the new European standards as well as USA and other international standards. It also covers developments in galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection, new electrochemical techniques such as electro-osmosis, and stainless steel clad reinforcing bars. The corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete is a major problem facing civil engineers and surveyors throughout the world today. There will always be a need to build structures in corrosive environments and it is therefore essential to address the problems that result. This is a book to educates about and forms a guide to the problems of corrosion, its causes and how to find solutions.

Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 816

Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007-05-31
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

The construction materials industry is a major user of the world’s resources. While enormous progress has been made towards sustainability, the scope and opportunities for improvements are significant. To further the effort for sustainable development, a conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies was held at Coventry University, Coventry, U.K., from June 11th - 13th, 2007, to highlight case studies and research on new and innovative ways of achieving sustainability of construction materials and technologies. This book presents selected, important contributions made at the conference. Over 190 papers from over 45 countries were accepted for presentation at the confere...

Excellence in Concrete Construction through Innovation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 594

Excellence in Concrete Construction through Innovation

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-09-03
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

The concrete industry has embraced innovation and ensured high levels of long-term performance and sustainability through creative applications in design and construction. As a construction material, the versatility of concrete and its intrinsic benefits mean it is still well placed to meet challenges of the construction industry. Indeed, concrete has kept evolving to satisfy ever more stringent, as well as demanding design requirements and calls to improve the performance. This has been achieved through the introduction of new constituent materials, technologies and construction methods. The current challenges faced by concrete construction may not necessarily be the same as those in the fu...

Emerald Cities
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Emerald Cities

Here is a refreshing look at how American cities are leading the way toward greener, cleaner, and more sustainable forms of economic development. In Emerald Cities, Joan Fitzgerald shows how in the absence of a comprehensive national policy, cities like Chicago, New York, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle have taken the lead in addressing the interrelated environmental problems of global warming, pollution, energy dependence, and social justice. Cities are major sources of pollution but because of their population density, reliance on public transportation, and other factors, Fitzgerald argues that they are uniquely suited to promote and benefit from green economic development. For cities...

Nanomaterials in Concrete
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 176

Nanomaterials in Concrete

The book presents original work on how nanomaterials are applied to concrete through electromutagenic processes, which modify the microstructure of concrete materials in situ without changing their dimensions or appearance. In essence, it shows how high-performance concrete can be mixed without expensive additives. The book offers a method for dispersing nanoparticles in concrete and explains how their presence reduces porosity, increases strength and prevents cracking—information that can be used for more efficient repair and rehabilitation. Nanomaterials are shown to improve barrier-formation, anti-corrosiveness, and other functions of concrete. Extensive practical guidelines are given on formulation, set-up, mixing, and testing.