Building Materials, Third Edition By S. K. Duggal pdf.
Building materials,3rd edition by s.k.duggal.
Preface of Building Materials, Third Edition By S. K. Duggal book:
The book is a considerably modified version of the 2000 edition. In third edition of the book, extensive revisions have been made. New materials have been introduced due to the advances in technology and progress in the industry. The information presented includes characteristics of the materials in regards to their physical and mechanical properties with an emphasis on their strength and durability qualities. The material presented can be supplemented by the information from I.S. Codes and various product manufacturers.
This edition embodies material changes in the chapters dealing with Cement, Concrete, Lime, and many others. Testing procedures of the materials have been updated for most of the materials as some of the codes have been revised. Especially, in chapter 3 on Rocks and Stones the section on testing of Stones has been completely rewritten.
Chapter 8 on Lime has been completely rewritten to make it more reader-friendly. Logical changes in chapter 5 on Cement, chapter 10 on Concrete, and chapter 20 on Special Cements and Cement Concretes have been made. Admixtures for concrete have been placed in chapter 10 and section on Pointing has been removed from chapter 12 on Building Mortars. Much newer and upcoming more important concretes such as Self-compacting Concrete, Bacterial Concrete have been introduced in chapter 20 on special Cement and Cement Concrete. Numerous revision of data and substitutions in the description has been made not only in these chapters but in other chapters also. Smart materials and composite materials have been introduced in chapter 21 on Miscellaneous Materials.
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