Concrete Petrography: A Handbook of Investigative Techniques 2nd Edition
Written by leading experts in the field, Concrete Petrography is a unique and invaluable part of the literature on the material properties of concrete. It covers all aspects of the petrographic study of hardened concrete and related materials, from the selection of sample material and its preparation as petrographic specimens to a detailed discussion of the methods of examination and equipment. The core of the book is the review of the features of concrete that can be observed and identified using a petrological microscope. Defects, deterioration and failures in concrete are explained, and the observations and petrographic evidence that demonstrate their presence are illustrated. The clear descriptions and illustrations make it easy for engineers and petrographers alike to identify precisely the causes of the properties they can observe in a concrete sample, leading to more accurate and timely diagnosis and treatment of problems in structural concrete.
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This write-in workbook is an invaluable resource to help students improve their Maths and English skills and help prepare for Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills exams. The real-life questions are all written in a Plumbing context to help students find essential Maths and English theory understandable, engaging and achievable. Written by Gary Taylor, lecturer with a wealth of experience in the Construction Multi-Skills and Plumbing industries, this workbook is an effective resource to support Maths and English learning in the classroom, at work and for personal study at home.
This text contains notes, worked examples, and solutions to tutorial questions that have been developed over a period of many years as a learning aid for undergraduate students studying Civil Engineering and/or Structural Engineering. Much of the material forms the basis for teaching within ENG469 Structural Analysis at Charles Darwin University (CDU), while the other material is similar in nature to that taught in Units in the earlier years of the BEng Degree in Civil Engineering at CDU. The text will be a useful learning and revision aid to students studying similar courses at other Universities in Australia and elsewhere. The production and format of this document have been developed from notes developed over many years, and have incorporated helpful suggestions from past students. This approach to teaching ‘difficult’ material to students has attracted favourable comments from students and academic staff alike.
Part 1 – Units 1. Equilibrium and Simple Structures 2. Energy Concepts and Virtual Work 3. Deflection of Pin-Jointed Frameworks 4. Forces within Indeterminate Frameworks 5. Bending Moment and Shear Force 6. Elastic Bending of Beams 7. Plastic Bending of Beams 8. Asymmetrical Bending 9. Combined Bending and Axial Force 10. Shear Stress 11. Bolted Connections 12. Analysis of Stress and Strain 13. Strain Energy and Complementary Energy 14. Application of Energy Theorems 15. Portal Frame Structures 16. Arches 17. Struts 18. Shear of Asymmetrical Sections – Shear Centre 19. Torsion 20. Effects of Rolling Loads – Influence Lines Part 2 – Worked Solutions 1. Equilibrium and Simple Structures 3. Deflection of Pin-Jointed Frameworks 4. Forces within Indeterminate Frameworks 5. Bending Moment and Shear Force 6. Elastic Bending of Beams 7. Plastic Bending of Beams 8. Asymmetrical Bending 9. Combined Bending and Axial Force 10. Shear Stress 11. Bolted Connections 12. Analysis of Stress and Strain 13. Strain Energy and Complementary Energy 14. Application of Energy Theorems 15. Portal Frame Structures 16. Arches 17. Struts 18. Shear of Asymmetrical Sections – Shear Centre 19. Torsion 20. Effects of Rolling Loads – Influence Lines
A complete overview of soil properties and mechanics, together with coverage of field practices, and basic engineering procedure.
- More worked-out problems and illustrations than any other text for this course including a new 16-page full color photographic insert
- The most recent and up-to-date information and findings in the literature
- Includes case studies presenting the unpredictable variability of soil in the field
About the Author
Dr. Braja Das is Dean Emeritus of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento. He received his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. in the area of Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of several geotechnical engineering texts and reference books and has authored more than 250 technical papers in the area of geotechnical engineering. His primary areas of research include shallow foundations, earth anchors, and geosynthetics. He is a Fellow and Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Life Member of the American Society for Engineering Education, and an Emeritus Member of the Chemical and Mechanical Stabilization Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council (Washington D.C.). Dr. Das has received numerous awards for teaching excellence, including the AMOCO Foundation Award, AT&T Award for Teaching Excellence from the American Society for Engineering Education, the Ralph Teetor Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Khaled Sobhan is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Florida Atlantic University. He received his M.S. degree from The Johns Hopkins University, and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University, both in the area of Geotechnical Engineering. His primary research areas include ground improvement, geotechnology of soft soils, experimental soil mechanics, and geotechnical aspects of pavement engineering. He served as the Chair of the Chemical and Mechanical Stabilization committee (AFS90) of the Transportation Research Board (2005-2011), and co-authored the TRB Circular titled Evaluation of Chemical Stabilizers: State-of-the-Practice Report (EC086). He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, and on the editorial boards of the The ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering (Springer, The Netherlands), and International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. He is a recipient of the distinguished Award for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching (2006), and the Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award (2009) from Florida Atlantic University. He has published more than 75 technical articles and reports in the area of geotechnical engineering.