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Experimental Building Science

Volume 1. Introduction to Science as Applied in Building

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  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107666214

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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

    Preface
    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
    Examination papers
    List of experiments in building science
    Answers to problems
    Index to problems
    Index.

  • Author

    J. Leask Manson

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