Course detail

Selected Chapters of Building Materials Technology

FAST-BJ056Acad. year: 2018/2019

The optional subject is a supporting subject for elaborating the bachelor´s tutorial work. The student selects following the theme of assignment of the work one of two basic subjects with technological or application orientation.
The subject summarizes the present knowledge concerning the main technological processes of building materials production. There are discussed the properties of raw materials, the raw materials treatment and processing, possibilities of ecologic utilization of industrial wastes and secondary raw materials, main chemical and technological processes of building materials production, technical parameters, technical parameters of machinery, demands on technical checking of technological processes and the testing of products. Information concerning the topical knowledge of research and development in the field of building materials progressive manufacturing technologies. Possibilities of increasing the effectiveness of processes and of improving the utility properties of products.
The lectures are accompanied with tutorials having laboratory and calculation character. Within the scope of practical exercises an experiments in accordance with the normative documents and legislative directives are also carried out in relation to the common civil engineering. Students meet with most of the laboratory analysis for the first time.

Department

Institute of Technology of Building Materials and Components (THD)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Graduate of this course will know:
sort and characteristics of raw material for construction material production,
raw material mining method,
method of processing of raw material,
production sequences of basic types building materials,
testing methods of materials.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of raw materials and technologies for building materials production.

Co-requisites

Mining and processing.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Practical seminars are focused on individual works of student in laboratories. Lectures are supplemented by presentations of numerous graphic material. Part of the course is an excursion.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Attendance at seminars is compulsory. During the exercise students make protocols, some of the protocols are made in working groups, some protocols are individual. Other conditions of the credit are successful processing of written test (min. number of successful answers 65%). Properly excused exercise can be replaced individually in the specified date. The exam is oral and is evaluated in accordance with the ECTS.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1.Introduction into the subject, basic concepts.
2.Raw materials for the production of building materials, classification.
3.Raw materials sources, exploitation, treatment, processing.
4.Main chemico - technological processes of building materials production.
5.Technical parameters of machinery.
6.Demands on technical control of technological processes.
7.Testing of products, methods, necessary equipments, tests evaluation.
8.Relevant legislation concerning the wastes, the present state of production and of wastes processing. Testing of wastes properties.
9.Properties of ecological utilization of industrial wastes and secondary raw materials. Familiarization with already produced materials based on wastes.
10.Monitoring of building materials containing secondary raw materials durability.
11.Recent information concerning the research and development in the area of building materials progressive technologies.

Aims

The leaver of the subject obtains knowledge of relevant primary and secondary raw materials for building materials production, the way of their processing and the control of raw materials and of produced products from them. Theoretical knowledge of students are tested and extended within practical exercises.

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 B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch M , 4. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch M , 4. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch M , 4. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1.Introduction into the subject, basic concepts.
2.Raw materials for the production of building materials, classification.
3.Raw materials sources, exploitation, treatment, processing.
4.Main chemico - technological processes of building materials production.
5.Technical parameters of machinery.
6.Demands on technical control of technological processes.
7.Testing of products, methods, necessary equipments, tests evaluation.
8.Relevant legislation concerning the wastes, the present state of production and of wastes processing. Testing of wastes properties.
9.Properties of ecological utilization of industrial wastes and secondary raw materials. Familiarization with already produced materials based on wastes.
10.Monitoring of building materials containing secondary raw materials durability.
11.Recent information concerning the research and development in the area of building materials progressive technologies.

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction exercise. Students are introduced with the laboratory procedure and safety. They are introduced with filling exercise and the conditions for obtaining the credit.
2. Determination of basic properties of aggregate.
3. Determination of basic properties of fly ash.
4. Grain size analysis by laser granulometry.
5. Ecological characteristics of secondary raw material.
6. Methods for determination of bulk density, volume weight and specific gravity.
7. Test methods for lime and gypsum.
8. Influence of second type admixture on properties cement composites.
9. Excursion.
10. Methods for determination of microstructure of materials.
11. Credit test, grant of the credit.