Course detail

Selected Topics in Building Materials Engineering

FAST-DJ61Acad. year: 2017/2018

The structure and properties of building materials and their classification, development trends of building materials technology and of the technology of building. The life cycle of building materials beginning with production up to building clearance, technical and environmental demands to product, importance of building materials design in structures, their failures. Management systems, securing the quality of building materials, legislative demands. Raw materials conditions of manufacturers in the Czech Republic, processing of secondary raw materials, recycling; Aggregates, lightweight concrete and cellular concrete. Ceramic materials their properties, utilization of products. Technology and properties of classical binders, their decisive influence on the most used building materials, mortars, concrete, control of their properties. Plastics and their utilization in the building industry. Types of composite materials. Particle composites. Fibre composites, types of fibres and matrices. Influence of structure to composite properties. Polymer-cement mortars and concrete. Service life of building materials and elements following the wear degree, mechanical and microstructure changes, testing methods. Concrete corrosion, classification of materials according to their durability, methods for building materials durability determination and possibility of their protection. Material for building structures rehabilitation.

Department

Institute of Technology of Building Materials and Components (THD)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.

Prerequisites

General survey of building materials utilization, basic knowledge concerning building materials properties

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Aitcin, P.-C.: High Performance Concrete. Brunner-Routledge 1998
Banfill, Tattersall: Rheology of Fresh Concrete. Pitman 1983
Kosmatka, Panarese: Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures. PCA Assotiation, Illinois, USA 1994
Petr Pytlík: Technologie betonu. VUTIUM 2000
Stork, J.: Teória skladby betonovej zmesi. SAV, Bratislava 1964

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1.Structure and properties of building materials and elements, their classification. Development trends in building materials technology and in building technologies.
2.Service life of building materials from their production till buildings rehabilitation and clearance, technical and environmental demands on products, importance of building materials design in structures and their failures.
3.Management systems for securing building materials quality, legislative demands.
4.Raw materials conditions of building materials manufacturers in the Czech Republic, processing of secondary raw materials, recycling.
5.Aggregates, lightweight concrete and cellular concrete.
6.Technology and properties of classical binders, their utilization.
7.Mortars and concrete - control of their properties.
8.Ceramic materials, their properties and utilization of ceramic products.
9.Plastic materials and their utilization in building industry.
10.Types of composite materials. Particle and fiber composites, fiber types and matrices¨
Influence of structure on composite properties.
11.Polymer-cement mortars and concrete.
12.Service life of building materials and elements following the wear degree, mechanical and microstructure changes, testing methods.
13.Concrete corrosion, classification of materials according to their durability, methods of building materials durability determination and protection possibilities. Materials for building structures rehabilitation.

Aims

Consolidation of knowledge concerning physical properties of building materials, of up-to-date trends in their production technology and in securing the quality of product; explanation of connections connected with the whole service life of building products after rehabilitation and clearance of buildings. Awareness of connection and importance of the optimal material design choice in regard to technical, economical and ecological demands considering the interaction of these factors in building structures.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-P-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch PST , 1. year of study, summer semester, 8 credits, optional

  • Programme D-P-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch PST , 1. year of study, summer semester, 8 credits, optional

  • Programme D-K-E-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch PST , 1. year of study, summer semester, 8 credits, optional

  • Programme D-K-C-SI (N) Doctoral

    branch PST , 1. year of study, summer semester, 8 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer