Civil Engineering Materials,
1st Edition

Nagaratnam Sivakugan, Carthigesu T. Gnanendran, Rabin Tuladhar, M. Bobby Kannan

ISBN-13: 9781305386648 | ISBN-10: 1305386647

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 512 pages

List Price USD $133.95


CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS prepares you for today’s engineering challenges, providing a broad overview of the materials you will use in your studies and career. You are not only introduced to traditional materials, such as concrete, steel, timber, and soils, but you also explore important non-traditional materials, such as synthetics and industrial-by products. The authors use a wealth of practical examples and straight-forward explanations to ensure you gain a full understanding of the characteristics and behavior of various materials, how they interact, and how to best utilize and combine traditional and non-traditional materials. While emphasizing the effective use of civil engineering materials, the authors carefully consider sustainability to give you a broader context of how materials are current used in contemporary applications.

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Meet the Authors

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Dr. Sivakugan received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, with First Class Honors. He earned his MSCE and Ph.D. from Purdue University, West Lafayette, U.S.A. Dr. Sivakugan’s writings include eight books, 140 refereed international journal papers, 100 refereed international conference papers, and more than 100 consulting reports. As a registered professional engineer of Queensland and a chartered professional engineer, Dr. Sivakugan does substantial consulting work for the geotechnical and mining industry in Australia and overseas, including the World Bank. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Engineers Australia. He has supervised 14 Ph.D. students to completion at James Cook University, Queensland, Australia, where he was the Head of Civil Engineering from 2003 to 2014. He is an Associate Editor for three international journals and serves in the editorial boards of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal and the Indian Geotechnical Journal.

Dr. Gnanendran finished his Ph.D. at University of Western Ontario, Canada and taught at University of New Brunswick for three years before joining University of New South Wales at Canberra, Australia. He is an Associate Editor for the Canadian Geotechnical Journal and serves on the editorial board of Geotextiles and Geomembranes. His research interests include geosynthetics and pavements, where he has supervised 10 Ph.D. students to completion. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Gnanendran worked for several years in multinational consulting companies in Nigeria, Canada, and Sri Lanka.

Dr. Tuladhar received his Ph.D. from Saitama University, Japan, and worked at University of Canterbury, New Zealand, before joining James Cook University, where he is the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning at the College of Science, Technology and Engineering. His research interests include innovate construction materials, durability of concrete, sustainability and life cycle assessment.

Dr. Mathan completed his Ph.D. at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and worked at Monash University for three years before joining James Cook University, Australia. His research interests include corrosion and biomaterials where he has completed ground breaking research during the past 10 years.

  • CONTENT PREPARES READERS FOR FURTHER DETAILED STUDY. The book’s broad-brush treatment effectively prepares readers for further additional study of specialized subjects covering concrete, steel, timber and soils in subsequent semesters.
  • CONTENT PROVIDES STRONG DEPTH AND BREADTH. The authors address virtually all possible civil engineering materials while still providing a depth of detail for each material that ensures full understanding.
  • BOOK EMPHASIZES CROSS-DISCIPLINARY INFORMATION. The authors take a popular and useful cross-disciplinary approach to the subject of civil engineering materials with key chapters on geothermic and soil. Students can apply what they’re learning to other disciplines.
  • COMPLETE CONTENT COVERS BROAD RANGE OF MATERIALS USED IN CIVIL ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION. Students gain an understanding of both the traditional and non-traditional materials used in construction, as well as an appreciation for the characteristics and behavior of the materials.
  • BOOK ADDRESSES IMPORTANT ISSUES OF SUSTAINABILITY. Content addresses both life cycle assessments and sustainable use of today’s civil engineering materials.
  • SIMPLE EXPLANATIONS AND CLEAR APPROACH ENSURE MASTERY. The authors apply their wealth of experience to provide a strong practical bias with engaging real world problems and distinctive illustrations that aid your students in mastery of the subject.
  • STUDENTS LEARN HOW BUILDING MATERIALS REACT. Students learn the details necessary to ensure solid future construction design as the book emphasizes how today’s engineering materials will respond structurally in various circumstances.
  • BOOK FEATURES A UNIQUE FLEXIBLE, MODULAR APPROACH. As an instructor, you have the freedom to change the order of chapter presentation to best fit your course. You can even omit a chapter or two as needed without losing the book’s sense of continuity.

Table of Contents

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Introduction. Stress-strain relations and constitutive models. Types of loadings. Special loading situations. Strain-displacement relations. Equation of Equilibrium. Laboratory measurements and measuring devices. Material variability and sample statistics. Numerical modeling. Standards, units, and safety. Sustainability. Summary. Exercises.
Introduction. Atomic structure and bonding. Arrangement of atoms. Classification of materials. Imperfections in materials. Strengthening in materials. Characterization of materials. Summary. Exercises. References.
Introduction. Civil engineering applications. Formation of soils. Soils versus other engineering materials. Soil classification. Compaction and earthworks. Permeability. Strength and stiffness. Measurement of soil properties. New materials. Summary. Exercises. References.
Introduction. Rock engineering applications. Common rocks in construction. Rock mass and intact rock. Strength and stiffness of intact rocks. Laboratory tests for intact rocks. Field tests for rocks. Rock mass classification. Rockfills. Summary. Exercises. References.
Introduction. Origin, geology, and classification of parent rocks. Properties and testing of aggregates. Uses of aggregates. Lightweight and heavyweight aggregates. Aggregates from industrial by-products and waste. Handling, transportation, and storage of aggregates. Summary. Exercises. References.
Introduction. Types of geosynthetics, polymers used, manufacture, and common use. Properties and testing of geosynthetics. Functions, mechanisms, and engineering applications. Selection of geosynthetics. Summary. Exercises. References.
Introduction. Types of asphalt cement or bituminous materials. Common asphalt cement products and their grading. Typical uses of asphaltic materials. Properties and testing of asphalt cement. Overview of pavements. Bituminous surfacing treatments and sealing in pavements. Asphalt concrete. Use of additives and recycling. Summary. Exercises. References.
Introduction. Constituents of concrete. Different stages of concrete. Properties of fresh concrete. Site practice of concrete. Properties of hardened concrete. Concrete mix design. Summary. Exercises. References.
Introduction. Ferrous alloys. Nonferrous metals and alloys. Types of failures. Summary. Exercises. References.
10. STEEL.
Introduction. Advantages of steel. Limitations of steel. Iron- and steel-making. Wrought iron. Cast iron. Carbon steel. Structural steel. Heat treatment of steel. Mechanical properties of steel. Summary. Exercises. References.
Introduction. Polymers. Ceramics. Composites. Summary. Exercises, References.
12. WOOD.
Introduction. Advantages of lumber. Limitations of wood. Structure of wood. Types of wood. Chemical composition of wood. Anisotropic behavior of wood. Conversion and processing of wood. Seasoning of wood. Defects in wood. Degradation of wood and preservative treatment. Physical properties of wood. Mechanical properties of lumber. Engineered lumber products. Summary. Exercises. References.
Introduction. Sustainable development. Sustainability of construction materials. Summary. Exercises. References.

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