building decorative materials woodhead publishing series in civil and structural engineering

Download Book Building Decorative Materials Woodhead Publishing Series In Civil And Structural Engineering in PDF format. You can Read Online Building Decorative Materials Woodhead Publishing Series In Civil And Structural Engineering here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Building Decorative Materials

Author : Yan Li
ISBN : 085709257X
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 22. 77 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 499
Read : 301

Get This Book


Buildings should not only be functional but aesthetically pleasing. This requires the use of decorative materials both on the exterior and inside a building. Building decorative materials reviews the range of materials available and their potential applications. The book begins by considering the main types of decorative material and the physical, mechanical and other properties they require. It then discusses types and potential uses of decorative stone materials such as marble, granite, slate or gypsum. It then goes on to discuss the ways cement and concrete can be used for decorative effect, before considering the role of ceramics in such areas as tiling. The following chapters review decorative glass for windows or facades, metals and wood before assessing polymer materials such as plastics and textiles. The final group of chapters discuss coatings, including waterproofing materials, multi-functional materials used for such purposes as soundproofing and thermal insulation, and the use of more sustainable decorative materials. Building decorative materials is a useful reference for architects, civil engineers and those studying civil or structural engineering. Reviews the full range of materials available for both the exterior and interior of buildings and their potential applications beyond conventional uses Considers the main types of decorative material and the physical, mechanical and other properties they require as the role of sustainable materials Discusses types and potential uses of decorative stone materials such as marble, granite, slate or gypsum and explores how cement and concrete can be used for decorative effect

Building Materials In Civil Engineering

Author : Haimei Zhang
ISBN : 1845699556
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 33. 53 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 259
Read : 751

Get This Book


The construction of buildings and structures relies on having a thorough understanding of building materials. Without this knowledge it would not be possible to build safe, efficient and long-lasting buildings, structures and dwellings. Building materials in civil engineering provides an overview of the complete range of building materials available to civil engineers and all those involved in the building and construction industries. The book begins with an introductory chapter describing the basic properties of building materials. Further chapters cover the basic properties of building materials, air hardening cement materials, cement, concrete, building mortar, wall and roof materials, construction steel, wood, waterproof materials, building plastics, heat-insulating materials and sound-absorbing materials and finishing materials. Each chapter includes a series of questions, allowing readers to test the knowledge they have gained. A detailed appendix gives information on the testing of building materials. With its distinguished editor and eminent editorial committee, Building materials in civil engineering is a standard introductory reference book on the complete range of building materials. It is aimed at students of civil engineering, construction engineering and allied courses including water supply and drainage engineering. It also serves as a source of essential background information for engineers and professionals in the civil engineering and construction sector. Provides an overview of the complete range of building materials available to civil engineers and all those involved in the building and construction industries Explores the basic properties of building materials featuring air hardening cement materials, wall and roof materials and sound-absorbing materials Each chapter includes a series of questions, allowing readers to test the knowledge they have gained

Advanced High Strength Natural Fibre Composites In Construction

Author : Mizi Fan
ISBN : 9780081004302
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 76. 18 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 308
Read : 309

Get This Book


Advanced High Strength Natural Fibre Composites in Construction provides the basic framework and knowledge required for the efficient and sustainable use of natural fiber composites as a structural and building material, along with information on the ongoing efforts to improve the efficiency of use and competitiveness of these composites. Areas of particular interest include understanding the nature and behavior of raw materials and their functional contributions to the advanced architectures of high strength composites (Part 1), discussing both traditional and novel manufacturing technologies for various advanced natural fiber construction materials (Part 2), examining the parameters and performance of the composites (Part 3), and finally commenting on the associated codes, standards, and sustainable development of advanced high strength natural fiber composites for construction. This exposition will be based on well understood environmental science as it applies to construction (Part 4). The book is aimed at academics, research scholars, and engineers, and will serve as a most valuable text or reference book that challenges undergraduate and postgraduate students to think beyond standard practices when designing and creating novel construction materials. Presents the first comprehensive review on the efficient and sustainable use of natural fiber composites in construction and building materials Contains detailed information on the structure, chemical composition, and physical and mechanical properties of natural fibers Covers both traditional and novel manufacturing technologies for high strength natural fiber composites Includes material parameters and performance in use, as well as associated codes, standards, and applied case studies Presents contributions from leading international experts in the field

Pro Oracle Identity And Access Management Suite

Author : Kenneth Ramey
ISBN : 9781484215210
Genre : Computers
File Size : 65. 33 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 594
Read : 185

Get This Book


This book presents a process-based approach to implementing Oracle’s Identity and Access Management Suite. Learn everything from basic installation through to advanced topics such as leveraging Oracle Virtual Directory and Identity Federation. Also covered is integrating with applications such as Oracle E-Business Suite and WebCenter Content. Pro Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite provides real world implementation examples that make up a valuable resource as you plan and implement the product stack in your own environment. The book and the examples are also useful post-installation as your enterprise begins to explore the capabilities that Identity Management Suite provides. Implementing an identity management system can be a daunting project. There are many aspects that must be considered to ensure the highest availability and high integration value to the enterprise business units. Pro Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite imparts the information needed to leverage Oracle’s Identity and Access Management suite and provide the level of service your organization demands. Show results to leadership by learning from example how to integrate cross-domain authentication using identity federation, how to allow user self-service capabilities across multiple directories with Virtual Directory, and how to perform the many other functions provided by Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite. Presents an example-based installation and configuration of the entire Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite, including high-availability and performance-tuning concepts. Demonstrates Identity Federation, Virtual Directory, Fusion Middleware Integration, and Integration with Oracle Access Manager. Introduces concepts such as Split Profiles for Identity Manager, MultiFactor authentication with Oracle Adaptive Access Manager, and Self Service Portals.

Geopolymers

Author : J L Provis
ISBN : 9781845696382
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 57. 31 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 736
Read : 818

Get This Book


A geopolymer is a solid aluminosilicate material usually formed by alkali hydroxide or alkali silicate activation of a solid precursor such as coal fly ash, calcined clay and/or metallurgical slag. Today the primary application of geopolymer technology is in the development of reduced-CO2 construction materials as an alternative to Portland-based cements. Geopolymers: structure, processing, properties and industrial applications reviews the latest research on and applications of these highly important materials. Part one discusses the synthesis and characterisation of geopolymers with chapters on topics such as fly ash chemistry and inorganic polymer cements, geopolymer precursor design, nanostructure/microstructure of metakaolin and fly ash geopolymers, and geopolymer synthesis kinetics. Part two reviews the manufacture and properties of geopolymers including accelerated ageing of geopolymers, chemical durability, engineering properties of geopolymer concrete, producing fire and heat-resistant geopolymers, utilisation of mining wastes and thermal properties of geopolymers. Part three covers applications of geopolymers with coverage of topics such as commercialisation of geopolymers for construction, as well as applications in waste management. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Geopolymers: structure, processing, properties and industrial applications is a standard reference for scientists and engineers in industry and the academic sector, including practitioners in the cement and concrete industry as well as those involved in waste reduction and disposal. Discusses the synthesis and characterisation of geopolymers with chapters covering fly ash chemistry and inorganic polymer cements Assesses the application and commercialisation of geopolymers with particular focus on applications in waste management Reviews the latest research on and applications of these highly important materials

Biopolymers And Biotech Admixtures For Eco Efficient Construction Materials

Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
ISBN : 0081002149
Genre : Biopolymers
File Size : 90. 20 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 982
Read : 996

Get This Book


Since 1930 more than 100,000 new chemical compounds have been developed and insufficient information exists on the health assessment of 95 percent of these chemicals in which a relevant percentage are used in construction products. For instance Portland cement concrete, the most used material on the Planet (10.000 million tons/year that in the next 40 years will increase around 100 %) currently used in around 15% of total concrete production contains chemicals used to modify their properties, either in the fresh or hardened state. Biopolymers are materials that are developed from natural resources. They reduce dependence on fossil fuels and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. There is a worldwide demand to replace petroleum-based materials with renewable resources. Currently bio-admixtures represent just a small fraction of the chemical admixtures market (around 20%) but with environmental awareness for constituents in construction materials generally growing (the Construction Products Regulation is being enforced in Europe since 2013), the trend towards bio-admixtures is expected to continue. This book provides an updated state-of-the-art review on biopolymers and their influence and use as admixtures in the development of eco-efficient construction materials. Provides essential knowledge for researchers and producers working on the development of biopolymer-modified construction materialsDiscusses the various types of biopolymers currently available, their different production techniques, their use as bio-admixtures in concretes and mortars and applications in other areas of civil engineering such as soil stability, wood preservation, adhesives and coatingsAll contributions are made from leading researchers, who have intensive involvement in the design and use of biopolymers in construction materials

Failure Distress And Repair Of Concrete Structures

Author : N Delatte
ISBN : 9781845697037
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 64. 12 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 837
Read : 649

Get This Book


Understanding and recognising failure mechanisms in concrete is a fundamental pre-requisite to determining the type of repair, or whether a repair is feasible. This title provides a review of concrete deterioration and damage, as well as looking at the problem of defects in concrete. It also discusses condition assessment and repair techniques. Part one discusses failure mechanisms in concrete and covers topics such as causes and mechanisms of deterioration in reinforced concrete, types of damage in concrete structures, types and causes of cracking and condition assessment of concrete structures. Part two reviews the repair of concrete structures with coverage of themes such as standards and guidelines for repairing concrete structures, methods of crack repair, repair materials, bonded concrete overlays, repairing and retrofitting concrete structures with fiber-reinforced polymers, patching deteriorated concrete structures and durability of repaired concrete. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Failure and repair of concrete structures is a standard reference for civil engineers, architects and anyone working in the construction sector, as well as those concerned with ensuring the safety of concrete structures. Provides a review of concrete deterioration and damage Discusses condition assessment and repair techniques, standards and guidelines

Building Materials

Author : S. K. Duggal
ISBN : 9788122423921
Genre : Building materials
File Size : 37. 35 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 532
Read : 1288

Get This Book



Polyesters And Polyamides

Author : B L Deopura
ISBN : 9781845694609
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 84. 76 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 931
Read : 832

Get This Book


Polyesters and polyamides remain the most used group of synthetic fibres. This authoritative book reviews methods of their production, ways of improving their functionality and their wide range of applications. The first part of the book describes raw materials and manufacturing processes, including environmental issues. Part two considers ways of improving the functionality of polyester and polyamide fibres, including blending, weaving, coloration and other finishing techniques as well as new techniques such as nanotechnology. The final part of the book reviews the range of uses of these important fibres, from apparel and sportswear to automotive, medical and civil engineering applications. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Polyesters and polyamides is a standard reference for all those using this important group of fibres. Reviews the chemical and physical properties of each fibre and their manufacture Analyses how the functionality of polyester and polyamides can be improved Provides examples of how the fibres are used in applications

Eco Efficient Construction And Building Materials

Author : Fernando Pacheco Torgal
ISBN : 0857298925
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 64. 27 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 326
Read : 1325

Get This Book


Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials provides essential reading about materials for the construction industry in the twenty-first century. It covers the latest findings in the field, especially the toxicity aspects, embodied energy, construction and demolition wastes, the use of wastes in concrete, masonry units, materials reinforced with vegetable fibres, earth construction, the durability aspects, and also the importance of nanotechnology to the development of more environmentally-friendly materials. Based on more than nine hundred references, Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials is of fundamental importance to academics, engineers and architects who are dedicated to the creation of a greener and more holistic construction industry.

Top Download:

Best Books