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Author: Geoffrey D Taylor
Publisher: Burnt Mill, Harlow, Essex, England : Longman Scientific & Tecnical, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A text covering the various materials used in construction together with discussion of national and international standards. The text covers structure and properties of materials ranging from metal  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey D Taylor
ISBN: 0582042992 9780582042995
OCLC Number: 27036678
Description: ix, 532 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Standards and specification; national and international standards; quality assurance BS 5750; materials performance and its measurement - mechanical properties, environmental effects, Thermal properties, fire; statistical approach to materials evaluation - variability and its measurement, product quality; the structure of materials - structure and properties of the nucleus, electron shells, bombing of atoms, imperfections and their effect on strength - Griffith's theory; siliceous materials and ceramics - structure of silicates, clay, bricks and building blocks, natural stone, glass, asbestos; cementitious materials - cement, aggregates for concrete, concrete specification BS 5328, DOE mix design procedure and method, proportioning of concrete mixes, use of charts in concrete production, analysis and properties of fresh concrete, compaction and curing of concrete, properties of hardened concrete, admixtures for contrete, use of cement replacement materials, lightweight and high-strength concrete; lean concrete, surface finishes to concrete, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, corrosion of steel in concrete, concretes containing polymers, masonry mortars, renderings, plasters; metals - metallic crystals, alloys, properties of metals, corrosion, ferrous and non-ferrous metals; organic materials - plastic, bitumens, joints and their treatment, adhesives, paints, timber; fibrous composites - fibre reinforcement, reinforcement of plastics, types and properties of fibres, fibre-reinforced cement products, fibrous composites.
Responsibility: G.D. Taylor.


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