Prv_Exam_1-Introduction-Fall2009

Building inside out must be visually pleasing

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Unformatted text preview: de out must be visually pleasing Introduction Maguid H.M. Hassan, Ph.D. / Fulbright Alumnus Building Materials Building Materials Today’s Materials Reinforced Reinforced Concrete Structural Structural Steel Timber Timber Aluminum Aluminum Advanced Advanced Composites Introduction Maguid H.M. Hassan, Ph.D. / Fulbright Alumnus Reinforced Reinforced Concrete Aggregates Aggregates Fine Fine Aggregates (Sand) Coarse Aggregate (Gravel) Coarse Aggregate (Gravel) Cement Cement Water Water Reinforcing Steel Reinforcing Steel Introduction Maguid H.M. Hassan, Ph.D. / Fulbright Alumnus Concrete Concrete is basically a mixture of two components: aggregates and paste. The paste, is basically mixture of two components: aggregates and paste The paste comprised of Portland cement and water, binds the aggregates (usually sand and gravel or crushed stone) into a rocklike mass as the paste hardens because of the chemical reaction of the cement and water reaction of the cement and water Concrete components: cement, water, fine agg aggregate and coarse coa aggregate, are combined to form concrete. Cross section of hardened concrete made with (left) rounded siliceous gravel and (right) crushed limestone. Cement and water paste...
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