This established textbook provides an understanding of materials’ behaviour through knowledge of their chemical and physical structure. It covers the main classes of construction materials: metals, concrete, other ceramics (including bricks and masonry), polymers, fibre composites, bituminous materials, timber, and glass. It provides a clear and comprehensive perspective on the whole range of materials used in modern construction, to form a must-have for civil and structural engineering students, and those on courses such as architecture, surveying and construction.
It begins with a Fundamentals section followed by a section on each of the major groups of materials. In this new edition:
- The section on fibre composites FRP and FRC has been completely restructured and updated.
- Typical questions with answers to any numerical examples are given at the end of each section, as well as an instructor’s manual with further questions and answers.
- The links in all parts have also been updated and extended, including links to free reports from The Concrete Centre, as well as other online resources and material suppliers’ websites.
- and now with solutions manual and resources for adopting instructors on https://www.crcpress.com/9781498741101
Table of Contents
Part I: Fundamentals
Revised and updated by Peter Domone and Marios Soutsos, with acknowledgment to the previous authors Bill Biggs, Ian McColl and Bob Moon
Chapter 1: Atoms, Bonding, Energy and Equilibrium
Chapter 2: Mechanical Properties of Solids
Chapter 3: Structure of Solids
Chapter 4: Fracture and Toughness
Chapter 5: Liquids, Viscoelasticity and Gels
Chapter 7: Electrical and Thermal Properties
Part II: Metals and Alloys
Revised and updated Marios Soutsos and Peter Domone, with acknowledgment to the previous authors Bill Biggs, Ian McColl and Bob Moon
Chapter 8: Deformation and Strengthening of Metals
Chapter 9: Forming of Metals
Chapter 10: Oxidation and Corrosion
Chapter 11: Iron and Steel
Chapter 12: Aluminium
Part III: Concrete
Marios Soutsos and Peter Domone
Chapter 13: Portland Cements
Chapter 14: Admixtures
Chapter 15: Additions
Chapter 16: Other Types of Cement
Chapter 17: Aggregates for Concrete
Chapter 18: Properties of Fresh Concrete
Chapter 19: Early Age Properties of Concrete
Chapter 20: Deformation of Concrete
Chapter 21: Strength and Failure of Concrete
Chapter 22: Concrete Mix Design
Chapter 23: Non-Destructive Testing of Hardened Concrete
Chapter 24: Durability of Concrete
Chapter 25: Special Concretes
Chapter 26: Recycling of Concrete
Part IV: Polymers
Revised and updated by Vasileios Koutsos with acknowledgement to the previous author Len Holloway
Chapter 27: Polymer Types, Properties and Applications
Part V: Fibre Composites FRP and FRC
Chapter 28: Reinforcing Fibre Materials
Chapter 29: Reinforcing Fibre Architecture
Chapter 30: Matrices
Chapter 31: Interfaces and Bonding
Chapter 32: Mechanical Behaviour and Properties of Composites
Chapter 33: Manufacture of Fibre Composites
Chapter 34: Applications of Fibre Composites in Construction.
Chapter 35: Durability
Chapter 36: Recycling
Part VI: Glass
Chapter 37: Manufacture and Processing
Chapter 38: Properties and Performance
Chapter 39: Design and Applications
Chapter 40: Service and End of Life
Part VII: Timber
Chapter 41: Structure of Timber and the Presence of Moisture
Chapter 42: Deformation in Timber
Chapter 43: Strength and Failure in Timber
Chapter 44: Durability of Timber
Chapter 45: Processing and Recycling of Timber
Acknowledgment, Further Reading and Sources of Information
Part VIII: Masonry
Revised and updated by Paulo B. Lourenço with acknowledgment to the previous author Bob de Vekey
Chapter 46: Materials and Components for Masonry
Chapter 47: Masonry Construction and Forms
Chapter 48: Structural Behaviour and Movement of Masonry
Chapter 49: Non-Structural Physical Properties of Masonry
Chapter 50: Deterioration, Conservation and Strengthening of Masonry
Further Reading and Sources of Information
Part IX: Bituminous Materials
Gordon D. Airey
Chapter 51: Components of Bituminous Materials
Chapter 52: Viscosity, Stiffness and Deformation of Bituminous Materials
Chapter 53: Strength and Failure of Bituminous Materials
Chapter 54: Durability of Bituminous Mixtures
Chapter 55: Design and Production of Bituminous Materials
Chapter 56: Recycling of Bituminous Materials
Part X: Selection and Sustainable Use of Materials
Marios Soutsos and Peter Domone
Chapter 57: Mechanical Properties of Materials
Chapter 58: Sustainability and Construction Materials
Marios Soutsos is a professor of Structures/Materials at Queen’s University Belfast.
Peter Domone is an honorary senior lecturer at University College London.
"This book is exceptional in both coverage and content."
-- Peter C. Hewlett, Magazine of Concrete Research, June 2018
"A book giving up-to-date comprehensive knowledge on construction materials which will be the first choice book for lecturers teaching construction materials to civil engineering students on UK undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses."
-- Toby Mottram, University of Warwick
"A must have text book for those teaching or studying materials science applied to civil engineering."
-- Juliana Calabria-Holley, University of Bath
"This book is very good for teaching civil and construction engineers students about material science. The text goes from fundamental principles in the first chapters to practical use of the building materials."
-- Eythor Thorhallsson, Reykjavik University
"The notion of underpinning engineering materials with ‘atomistics’ is well presented and is particularly vital for both understanding and novelty"
-- Adegoke Olubanwo, Coventry University
"The best and most comprehensive textbook on construction materials targeted for undergraduate students following a civil engineering or similar degree programme."
-- Hussain Al Khalid, Liverpool University
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