Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers PDF

Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers PDF

Download Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers PDF book free 4th edition – From Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers PDF: Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers helps readers understand and select the materials involved in supporting the infrastructure needs of society–from buildings, to water and treatment distribution systems, to dams, highways, and airport pavements. Buy from Amazon

Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers PDF

By gaining a deep understanding of material behavior and the material selection process, readers can begin to understand how to create and maintain civil and construction engineering systems crucial to society.

The primary focus of the updates presented in this fourth edition was on the sustainability of materials used in civil and construction engineering. The information on sustainability was updated and expanded to include the most recent information.  In addition, sections were added describing the sustainability considerations of each material. The problem set for each chapter was updated and increased to provide some fresh exercises.  References were updated and increased in all chapters to provide students with additional reading on current issues related to different materials.

Preface – Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers PDF

A basic function of civil and construction engineering is to provide and maintain the infrastructure needs of society. The infrastructure includes buildings, water treatment and distribution systems, waste water removal and processing, dams, and highway and airport bridges and pavements. Although some civil and construction engineers are involved in the planning process, most are concerned with the design, construction, and maintenance of facilities. Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers PDF

The common denominator among these responsibilities is the need to understand the behavior and performance of materials. Although not all civil and construction engineers need to be material specialists, a basic understanding of the material selection process, and the behavior of materials, is a fundamental requirement for all civil and construction engineers performing design, construction, and maintenance.
 Material requirements in civil engineering and construction facilities are different from material requirements in other engineering disciplines. Frequently, civil engineering structures require tons of materials with relatively low replications of specific designs. Generally, the materials used in civil engineering have relatively low unit costs. In many cases, civil engineering structures are formed or fabricated in the field under adverse conditions. Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers PDF

Finally, many civil engineering structures are directly exposed to detrimental effects of the environment. The subject of engineering materials has advanced greatly in the past few decades. As a result, many of the conventional materials have either been replaced by more efficient materials or modified to improve their performance. Civil and construction engineers have to be aware of these advances and be able to select the most cost-effective material or use the appropriate modifier for the specific application at hand. Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers PDF


This text is organized into three parts: (1) introduction to materials engineering, (2) characteristics of materials used in civil and construction engineering, and (3) laboratory methods for the evaluation of materials. The introduction to materials engineering includes information on the basic mechanistic properties of materials, environmental influences, and basic material classes. In addition, one of the responsibilities of civil and construction engineers is the inspection and quality control of materials in the construction process. This requires an understanding of material variability and testing procedures. The atomic structure of materials is covered in order to provide basic understanding of material behavior and to relate the molecular structure to the engineering response.

Content: Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers PDF

  • Materials Engineering Concepts
  • Nature of Materials
  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Aggregates
  • Portland Cement, Mixing Water, and Admixtures
  • Portland Cement Concrete
  • Masonry
  • Asphalt Binders and Asphalt Mixtures
  • Wood
  • Composites

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About the Author

Michael S. Mamlouk is a Professor of Civil, and Environmental and Sustainable Engineering at Arizona State University. He has many years of experience in teaching courses of civil engineering materials and other related subjects at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Mamlouk has directed many research projects and is the author of numerous publications in the fields of pavement and materials. He is a professional engineer in the state of Arizona. He Dr. Mamlouk is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a member of several other professional societies. Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers PDF

John P. Zaniewski is the Asphalt Technology Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of West Virginia University. Dr. Zaniewski earned teaching awards at both WVU and Arizona State University. In addition to materials, Dr. Zaniewski teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in pavement materials, design and management, and construction engineering and management. Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers

Dr. Zaniewski has been the principal investigator on numerous research projects for state, federal, and international sponsors. He is a member of several professional societies and has been a registered engineer in three states. He is the director of the WV Local Technology Assistance Program and has been actively involved in adult education related to highways.

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