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1st Edition

Materials Science In Construction: An Introduction

ISBN 9781856176880
Published January 22, 2015 by Routledge
394 Pages 291 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Materials Science in Construction explains the science behind the properties and behaviour of construction's most fundamental materials (metals, cement and concrete, polymers, timber, bricks and blocks, glass and plaster). In particular, the critical factors affecting in situ materials are examined, such as deterioration and the behaviour and durability of materials under performance. An accessible, easy-to-follow approach makes this book ideal for all diploma and undergraduate students on construction-related courses taking a module in construction materials.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Materials  Part 1: Basic Principles - Materials Structures and Properties  2. Atomic Structure/Arrangement  3. Dislocations, Imperfections & Strengthening Mechanisms  5. Microstructure/Phase Transformation  6. Thermal Properties of Materials  7. Structures  Part 2: Individual Types & Classes of Materials  Metals  8. Ferrous Metals  9. Non-ferrous Metals  Inorganics  10. Glass  11. Concrete and Cement  12. Bricks and Mortar  13. Autoclaved Aerated Concrete  Organics  14. Polymer Structures  15. Characteristics, Applications and Processing of Polymers  16. Timber  17. Soils  18. Composite Materials  Part 3: In-Service Aspects of Materials - Durability and Failure  19. Failure 1: Effects of Stress & Applied Loadings  20. Failure 2: Effects of Environmental Degradation  21. Failure 3: Effects of Fire  Part 4: Conclusion - Sustainability of Materials  22. Environmental Impact of Materials

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Ash Ahmed is a senior lecturer in construction materials science and module leader of several undergraduate and postgraduate materials science modules at the School of the Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University. His research specialises in the evaluation of the mechanical and physical properties of commercial materials as well as novel sustainable materials in civil engineering.

John Sturges is a visiting professor at the School of the Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University. His research interests include the environmental impact of materials, the energy efficiency of buildings and the whole area of sustainability and its impact on UK industry.