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ICE Manual of Construction Materials

Edited by Michael C. Forde
Head of the Research Institute for Infrastructure and Environment, Edinburgh University

Price: £ 322.00

ISBN: 9780727735973
Format: Hardbound
Publish Date: 31/07/2009
Publisher: Thomas Telford Ltd
Page Size: 276x219mm
Number of Pages: 928

ICE Manual of Construction Materials

Description

"Prof Forde and his team should be congratulated on this tour de force and readers should lose no time in securing their copies." Dr Ian Sims, RSK STATS Limited

The second title in Thomas Telford’s ground breaking ICE Manuals series.

This essential two volume work is a single stop, comprehensive reference for practicing engineers. Written and edited by a wide selection of leading specialists in each field, the ICE manual of construction materials covers each of the key materials used in construction, detailing their properties and application in a civil and structural engineering context, and referencing the most up-to-date standards governing their use in construction.

Key benefits:

- Save money – a single resource to answer your queries and help you choose the right material quickly and accurately during specification writing or on site
- Stay legal – reference the most up-to-date standards in the use of materials in construction
- Stay current – includes details on new building materials not covered in other titles enabling quick feedback on client queries
- Stay informed – benefit from specialist authors and industry recognised editors bringing you the latest developments in their fields
- Save time – no need for multiple look-ups - a single resource on your shelf or in your library
- Stay green – best practice advice on the use of sustainable materials

ICE manual of construction materials is an invaluable resource for practising civil and structural engineers in consulting firms, government agencies, research institutes, universities and colleges. Its highly practical approach will guide and train readers towards achieving expertise in the use of major and emerging construction materials.

Contents

SECTION 1 FUNDAMENTALS AND THEORY
• Fundamentals of materials
• Engineering properties of materials
• Durability of materials
• The economics of materials supply

SECTION 2 CONCRETE
• Concrete: an introduction
• Different types of cement used in concrete
• Hydration of cementitious materials
• Aggregates for concrete
• Water in concrete
• Admixtures
• Methods of concrete manufacturing and curing
• Properties of fresh concrete
• Early age properties of concrete
• Dimensional stability and deformation
• Properties of hardened concrete
• Durability of concrete
• Non-destructive testing of concrete structures
• Special concretes
• Concrete mix design methods
• Repair and rehabilitation of concrete
• Future developments in the construction materials industry

SECTION 3 ASPHALTS IN ROAD CONSTRUCTION
• Asphalts and bitumens: an introduction
• Bitumen properties and test methods
• Aggregate properties and test methods
• Asphalt properties and test methods
• Asphalt mixture design
• Production of asphalts
• Cold and warm asphalt mixtures
• Mechanical models for simulating bitumen and asphalt behaviour

SECTION 4 MASONRY
• Masonry: an introduction
• Masonry units
• Mortars
• Masonry wall design
• Developments in masonry
• Defects in masonry walls
• Sustainability and recycling of masonry materials
• Movement in masonry

VOLUME 2

SECTION 5 METALS AND ALLOYS
• Metals and alloys: an introduction
• The nature and behaviour of alloys
• Ferrous metals
• Aluminium
• Copper
• Zinc
• Titanium
• Structural steel

SECTION 6 POLYMERS
• Polymeric materials: an introduction
• Polymer engineering
• Engineering properties of polymers
• Polymer uses in civil engineering

SECTION 7 POLYMER FIBRE COMPOSITES IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
• Polymer fibre composites: an introduction
• Characterisation of fibre and matrix materials used in construction
• Advanced polymer composites
• Testing and evaluation of polymer composites
• Mechanical properties of FRP composites
• Failure criteria for FRP composites
• Codes and standards for composites
• Adhesives for externally bonded FRP reinforcement
• Applications
• Recycling of FRP material in construction

SECTION 8 TIMBER
• Timber engineering: an introduction
• Timber products and manufacturing processes
• Effects of moisture
• Understanding timber structural connection systems
• Hazards, specification and service life performance
• Case studies: current uses of timber in the UK

SECTION 9 GLASS
• Glass in construction: an introduction
• What is glass?
• Production techniques: a brief history
• Strength and durability
• Common glass products
• Characteristics and problems of glass products

SECTION 10 NON-CONVENTIONAL MATERIALS
• Low carbon natural building materials
• Straw bale construction
• Alternative materials for construction
• Architectural fabrics

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