States Academic Press
Civil Engineering - Civil Engineering
Civil engineering refers to the application of scientific and physical principles for the design, development and maintenance of both the man-made and naturally built environments. This comprises infrastructure including buildings, highways, airports, sewage systems, bridges, pipelines, railways, canals, power plants and dams. The basic materials utilized in civil engineering applications are bitumen and bituminous materials, reinforced and structural steels, cement and concrete, structural clay, and concrete units. The success of civil engineering projects heavily relies on the quality of the materials used, therefore it is crucial to have testing tools that can deliver precise and repeatable results to customers. The testing of materials in civil engineering can be done through destructive and non-destructive methods. Non-destructive testing (NDT) refers to a type of method used to evaluate the long-term viability and strength of existing concrete structures using a set of non-invasive inspection procedures. This book aims to shed light on the various materials used in civil engineering as well as their testing and applications. Researchers and students in the field of civil engineering will be assisted by it.