Materials Science In Construction: An Introduction

Materials Science In Construction: An Introduction

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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.It is also vitally important to grasp the chemical differences and phases that exist in ferrous alloys, namely steels and cast irons; the irona€“iron carbide diagram, commonly known as the Fea€“Fe3C phase diagram, provides the basis foranbsp;...

Title:Materials Science In Construction: An Introduction
Author:Arshad Ahmed, John Sturges
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-11-20


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