The Influence of Materials Properties on Structural Form and Behaviour
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... OF MATERIALS PROPERTIES ON STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOR By of School and Introduction
Throughout the human civilization history, many types of material have been used for construction of bridges, buildings, and roads among other structures, which include steel, concrete, wood, polymers, bituminous materials and fibrous composites. As far as civil engineering is concerned, the materials used in building have variable roles, meaning they ought to have corresponding properties (Van Kesteren, Stappers and Kandachar, 2005). For instance, structural materials are expected to have preferred mechanical characteristics, which include being waterproof materials that are both impermeable and resistant to water. In ad...