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First published in 1940, as the second edition of a 1917 original, this book forms the first of two volumes on the subject of experimental building science. The text presents an introduction to scientific methods as applied in building science. This is developed in the second volume, which focuses on mechanics and its application in the design and erection of buildings. Numerous illustrative figures and appendices are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the process of building and architecture.
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- Date Published: December 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107666214
- length: 264 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
- weight: 0.39kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. The weights and densities of building materials
2. Fluid pressure. Head of water and water pressure
3. Air pressure. Simple pumping appliances and siphons used in building
4. The structure of matter
its bearing on the preparation of mortar and concrete
5. The porosity of building materials and the prevention of dampness
6. The measurement of force. Effects of force on materials. Forces at a point
7. Forces on rigid bodies. Parallel forces. Reactions of beams
8. Temperature and heat. Expansion and contraction of building materials due to temperature changes
9. The measurement of heat. Change of state. Applications to building
10. Physical and chemical change. Air - a mixture
11. Water - a compound
12. The nature and products of combustion. The composition of the atmosphere
13. Some properties of natural waters
14. The preparation and use of lime
15. Atoms and molecules. Chemical notation. Chemical calculations
16. Metals and non-metals. Acids and alkalies. Efflorescence. Plasters. Weathering
17. The beam. Shear forces and bending moments. The strength of beams
List of experiments in building science
Answers to problems
Index to problems
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