Course detail

Theoretical Basics of Special Building Materials

FAST-CJ059Acad. year: 2017/2018

Water and its influence on building materials, interface between different phases, surface tension, surface adsorption and desorption, sorption isotherm, dispersions, associative colloids, rheological properties of dispersion systems, surfactants – influence on building materials, metakaolin, fly ash, slag, water glass, alkali-activated slag, geopolymers.

Department

Institute of Technology of Building Materials and Components (THD)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.

Prerequisites

Basics of general and inorganic chemistry, chemical composition of building materials, chemical nomenclature, chemistry and technology of binders.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

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. Water – properties and its influence on building materials
2. Interface between phases, surface tension, adsorption
3. Heterogeneous dispersions – stability, rheology
4. Surfactants – plasticizers, foaming and defoaming agents, air entraining agents, shrinkage reducing admixtures
5. Alkali-activated aluminosilicates – raw materials
6. Alkali-activators – water glass, properties
7. Slag – physico chemical properties a mineralogical composition
8. Alkali-activated slag
9. Geopolymers
10. Slag-sulfated cement and slag-lime cement

Aims

Not applicable.

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 N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch M , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch M , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch M , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

seminars

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer