U.S. Army Field Manual FM 5-428
This is primarily a training guide and reference text for engineer personnel using concrete and masonry materials in field construction. The manual has two parts: Concrete (Part One) and Masonry (Part Two).
- Part One covers the physical characteristics, properties, and ingredients of concrete; mixtures, design and construction of forms; and with reinforced concrete and field construction procedures.
- Part Two addresses the mason’s tools and equipment as well as the physical characteristics and properties of concrete blocks, bricks, and structural clay tiles. It further explains construction procedures and methods for these masonry units.
Field Manual FM 5-472
AFJMAN 32-1221 (I)
1 July 2001 (Change 2)
We also have the previous edition of this (FM 5-530) available for download here.
This manual provides the technical information necessary for military personnel to obtain samples and perform engineering tests and calculations on soils, bituminous paving mixtures, and concrete. These tests and calculations are required to achieve proper design with these materials and adequate control over their use in military construction. This manual covers soils, aggregates, bituminous cements, bituminous paving mixtures, Portland cement concrete, and stabilized soil including stabilizing agents such as bitumens, cements, lime, fly ash, and chemical modifiers. The manual gives detailed instructions for taking adequate representative test samples and step-by-step procedures for making physical properties tests and for recording, calculating, and evaluating the test results. The manual explains methods for designing bituminous paving mixtures and portland cement concrete and ways of stabilizing soil. It also gives the procedures and tests required to control the manufacture of these mixtures. The manual describes the tools and equipment for performing these tests and contains general instructions for the care, calibration, and use of test equipment.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
31 March 2017
This manual provides technical criteria and guidance for civil works grouting applications. Information on procedures, materials, and equipment for use in planning and executing a grouting project is included, and types of problems that might be solved by grouting are discussed. Methods of grouting that have proven to be effective are described, and various types of grout and their proportions are listed. The manual discusses grouts composed primarily of cementitious suspensions and additives, although other types are mentioned.
24 June 1981
This report prescribes guidance, developed from presently acceptable structural and geotechnical principles, in the form of equations for evaluating the factor of safety of single and multiple plane failure surfaces under both static and seismic loading conditions. Basic considerations for determining shear strength input parameters for the analysis are discussed. Minimum required factors of safety are established for both the static and seismic loading conditions. Background describing the development of the previously used shear-friction and resistance to sliding design criteria for evaluating the sliding stability of gravity hydraulic structures, and the basic reasons for replacing the old criteria, are included in enclosure one. Example problems for single and multiple wedge systems are presented in enclosure two. An alternate method of analysis is discussed in enclosure three.