Materials for Construction and Civil Engineering

Science, Processing, and Design

  • M. Clara Gonçalves
  • Fernanda Margarido

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliv
  2. Carla Costa
    Pages 1-52
  3. Inês Flores-Colen, Jorge de Brito
    Pages 53-122
  4. Jorge de Brito, Inês Flores-Colen
    Pages 123-184
  5. Manuel Vieira
    Pages 185-236
  6. José Neves, António Correia Diogo, Luís de Picado Santos
    Pages 237-271
  7. Rogério Colaço
    Pages 273-302
  8. Joaquim Valente de Almeida
    Pages 303-334
  9. M. Clara Gonçalves
    Pages 335-395
  10. Pedro Miguel Amaral, Jorge C. Fernandes, Vera Pires, Luis Guerra Rosa
    Pages 397-445
  11. António Correia Diogo
    Pages 447-499
  12. João Ramôa Correia
    Pages 501-556
  13. Helena Cruz, Dennis Jones, Lina Nunes
    Pages 557-583
  14. Luís Gil
    Pages 585-627
  15. M. Clara Gonçalves
    Pages 629-677
  16. João Salvador Fernandes, Fátima Montemor
    Pages 679-716
  17. João Custódio
    Pages 717-771
  18. Alda Simões
    Pages 773-798
  19. José Neves, António Correia Diogo, Ana Cristina Freire, Jorge de Brito
    Pages 857-896
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 897-902

About this book


This expansive volume presents the essential topics related to construction materials composition and their practical application in structures and civil installations. The book's diverse slate of expert authors assemble invaluable case examples and performance data on the most important groups of materials used in construction, highlighting aspects such as nomenclature, the properties, the manufacturing processes, the selection criteria, the products/applications, the life cycle and recyclability, and the normalization. Civil Engineering Materials: Science, Processing, and Design is ideal for practicing architects; civil, construction, and structural engineers, and serves as a comprehensive reference for students of these disciplines.

This book also:

·       Provides a substantial and detailed overview of traditional materials used in structures and civil infrastructure

·       Discusses properties of natural and synthetic materials in construction and materials' manufacturing processes

·       Addresses topics important to professionals working with structural materials, such as corrosion, nanomaterials, materials life cycle, not often covered outside of journal literature

·       Diverse author team presents expect perspective from civil engineering, construction, and architecture

·       Features a detailed glossary of terms and over 400 illustrations



Composition of structural materials Concrete and cement in structures Corrosion prevention and protection Materials in civil infrastructure Polymeric building materials Polymeric matrix composites Structural glue Wooden materials in structures

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Clara Gonçalves
    • 1
  • Fernanda Margarido
    • 2
  1. 1.Chemical Engineering Dept.Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de LisboaLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering Dept.Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de LisboaLisboaPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-08235-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-08236-3
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