Civil Engineering Materials with MindTap

Civil Engineering Materials with MindTap by M. Bobby Kannan

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Written By: Nagaratnam Sivakugan, Carthigesu T. Gnanendran, Rabin Tuladhar, M. Bobby Kannan
Publisher: Cengage India Private Limited

Binding: Paperback
Edition: First
Language: English
EAN: 9789386650382
ISBN: 938665038X
Number Of Pages: 512
Publication Date: 2017-07-01
Manufacturer: Cengage India Private Limited

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Civil Engineering Materials prepares you for today’s engineering challenges, providing a broad overview of the materials you will use in your studies and career. You are not only introduced to traditional materials, such as concrete, steel, timber and soils, but you also explore important non-traditional materials, such as synthetics and industrial-by products. The authors use a wealth of practical examples and straight-forward explanations to ensure you gain a full understanding of the characteristics and behavior of various materials, how they interact and how to best utilize and combine traditional and non-traditional materials. While emphasizing the effective use of civil engineering materials, the authors carefully consider sustainability to give you a broader context of how materials are current used in contemporary applications.


• Complete content covers broad range of materials used in civil engineering and construction. Students gain an understanding of both the traditional and non-traditional materials used in construction, as well as an appreciation for the characteristics and behavior of the materials.
• Students learn how building materials react. Students learn the details necessary to ensure solid future construction design as the book emphasizes how today’s engineering materials will respond structurally in various circumstances.
• Book addresses important issues of sustainability. Content addresses both life cycle assessments and sustainable use of today’s civil engineering materials.
• Book emphasizes cross-disciplinary information. The authors take a popular and useful cross-disciplinary approach to the subject of civil engineering materials with key chapters on geothermic and soil. Students can apply what they’re learning to other disciplines.
• Content provides strong depth and breadth. The authors address virtually all possible civil engineering materials while still providing a depth of detail for each material that ensures full understanding.
• Book features a unique flexible, modular approach. As an instructor, you have the freedom to change the order of chapter presentation to best fit your course. You can even omit a chapter or two as needed without losing the book’s sense of continuity.
• Content prepares readers for further detailed study. The book’s broad-brush treaent effectively prepares readers for further additional study of specialized subjects covering concrete, steel, timber and soils in subsequent semesters.
• Simple explanations and clear approach ensure mastery. The authors apply their wealth of experience to provide a strong practical bias with engaging real world problems and distinctive illustrations that aid your students in mastery of the subject.
• includes mind tap which is an interactive, customizable and complete learning solution. It includes a mind tap reader and a library of learning apps (e.g., cnow, aplia, readspeaker, merriam-webster dictionary, mycontent, rss feed, kaltura, progress app, etc.)

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