Construction Materials: Their Nature and Behaviour, Fourth Edition (4th New edition)

Construction Materials: Their Nature and Behaviour, Fourth Edition (4th New edition)

By: John Illston (editor), Dr. Peter Domone (editor)Hardback

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So far in the twenty-first century, there have been many developments in our understanding of materials' behaviour and in their technology and use. This new edition has been expanded to cover recent developments such as the use of glass as a structural material. It also now examines the contribution that material selection makes to sustainable construction practice, considering the availability of raw materials, production, recycling and reuse, which all contribute to the life cycle assessment of structures. As well as being brought up-to-date with current usage and performance standards, each section now also contains an extra chapter on recycling. Covers the following materials: metals concrete ceramics (including bricks and masonry) polymers fibre composites bituminous materials timber glass. This new edition maintains our familiar and accessible format, starting with fundamental principles and continuing with a section on each of the major groups of materials. It gives you a clear and comprehensive perspective on the whole range of materials used in modern construction. A must have for Civil and Structural engineering students, and for students of architecture, surveying or construction on courses which require an understanding of materials.

About Author

Peter Domone is Senior Lecturer in Concrete Technology at University College London with extensive experience teaching materials courses to first, second and third year civil engineering undergraduates. John Illston is a retired Civil Engineer and Lecturer.


Part 1 Fundamentals Revised and updated by Peter Domone, with acknowledgements to the previous authors, Bill Biggs, Ian McColl and Bob Moon Introduction Atoms, Bonding, Energy and Equilibrium Mechanical Properties of Solids The Structure of Solids Fracture and toughness Liquids, Viscoelasticity and Gels Surfaces Electrical and Thermal Properties Further Reading for Part 1 Part 2 Metals and Alloys Revised and updated by Peter Domone, with acknowledgements to the previous authors, Bill Biggs, Ian McColl and Bob Moon Introduction Deformation and Strengthening of Metals Forming of Metals Oxidation and Corrosion Iron and Steel Aluminium Further reading for Part 2 Part 3 Concrete Peter Domone Introduction Portland cements 87 Admixtures 99 Additions Other types of cement Aggregates for concrete Properties of fresh concrete Early age properties of concrete Deformation of concrete Strength and failure of concrete Concrete mix design Non-destructive testing of hardened concrete Durability of concrete Special concretes Recycling of concrete Further reading for Part 3 Part 4 Bituminous materials Gordon Airey Introduction Components of bituminous materials Viscosity, stiffness and deformation of bituminous materials Strength and failure of bituminous materials Durability of bituminous structures Design and production of bituminous materials Recycling of bituminous materials Further reading for Part 4 Part 5 Masonry: Brickwork, blockwork and stonework Bob de Vekey Introduction Materials and Components for Masonry Masonry Construction and Forms Structural Behaviour and Movement of Masonry Non-Structural Physical Properties of Masonry Deterioration and Conservation of Masonry Further Reading for Part 5 Part 6 Polymers Len Hollaway Introduction Polymers: Types, Properties and Applications Part 7 Fibre Composites Introduction Section 1: Polymer Composites Len Hollaway Introduction Fibres for Polymer Composites Analysis of the Behaviour of Polymer Composites Manufacturing Techniques for Polymer Composites Used in Construction Durability and design of polymer composites Applications of FRP Composites in Civil Engineering Bibliography Section 2: Fibre-Reinforced Cements and Concrete Phil Purnell Introduction Terminology for FRC Component Materials Interface and Bonding Reinforcement Layouts Mechanical behaviour of FRC Manufacturing of FRC Applications Durability and Recycling Part 8 Timber John Dinwoodie Introduction Structure of Timber and the Presence of Moisture Deformation in Timber Strength and Failure in Timber Durability of Timber Processing and Recycling of Timber Further Reading for Part 8 Part 9 Glass Graham Dodd Introduction Manufacture and Processing Properties and Performance Design and applications Service and End of Life Part Selection and sustainable use of construction materials Peter Domone Introduction Mechanical Properties of Materials Sustainability and Construction Materials Further Reading for Part Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780415465151
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 568
  • ID: 9780415465151
  • weight: 1293
  • ISBN10: 041546515X
  • edition: 4th New edition

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