Essentials of Civil Engineering Materials

Essentials of Civil Engineering Materials

Kathryn E. Schulte Grahame

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Why Do Civil Engineers Need to Study Materials? The simple answer to the aforementioned question is that civil engineers build things— and building anything requires materials. Everything—built or natural—is made up of materials of some kind. Try to envision a bridge built without materials. That doesn’t even make sense! Clearly, materials are important. Answered another way, if we as civil engineers are to be trusted to build things, we want to reliably predict how the materials in those things (whether a building, a bridge, or a roadway) behave under the conditions for which they were designed. However, we, as good practicing engineers, want to smartly choose the materials we use, which requires some basic knowledge of the science of materials. Clearly, all disciplines of engineering, from civil to mechanical to electrical, need a working knowledge of materials. There is also an underlying motivation (but not necessarily a requirement) to select the best quality and type of materials for a given project’s specifications, not simply materials that “just work.”




Content :
  • Chapter 1 Introduction to Engineering Materials
  • Chapter 2 Mechanical Principles
  • Chapter 3 Composite Models and Viscoelasticity
  • Chapter 4 Material Chemistry
  • Chapter 5 Metals and Steel
  • Chapter 6 Aggregates and Cementitious Materials
  • Chapter 7 Wood—A Renewable Material
  • Chapter 8 Sustainability of Materials


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