The Science of Construction Materials is a study and work book for civil engineering students. Since the contents of the book are presented in a way that makes the reading an active process, the book is also suitable as self-study for the researcher and practising civil engineer.
The publication is not a textbook on thermodynamics, but rather an incentive to use the calculation methods of physical chemistry to solve problems within the science of construction materials. The presentation of the theoretical subjects is supported by approximately 500 exercises with solutions as well as commented examples of calculations- throughout the book the relation to civil engineering practice is demonstrated.
A detailed subject index and a comprehensive collection of tables of physical and chemical data for substances relevant for the science of construction materials are also found in the book. This makes the book suitable as a work of reference.