Course detail

Modern building materials

FAST-CI001Acad. year: 2018/2019

Specifying the requirements for maintenance, repair and reconstruction from the point of view of used materials.
Evaluation of data obtained by diagnostic methods for materials choice.
Checking of materials properties with certificate tests.
Theoretic essentials of composite materials (particles and fibre composites).
Polymer-cement mortars and concrete, impregnation of concretes.
Permanent elastic mastics, their use and their significance in construction.
Glues of building materials and technology of joints.
Hydro-insulating materials and technology, additional thermal insulation. Preservation and replacement of reinforcement in reinforced concretes.
Dispersed reinforcement, wirecutted concrete, self-compacting concretes.
Materials for re-development technologies of reinforced constructions.
Seminary paper with individual task on choice of materials for re-development technology.

Department

Institute of Building Testing (SZK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Get an overview of modern building materials.
Knowledge of laboratory testing of materials.
Knowledge and insight in the diagnostic methods of materials.
Test procedures of different diagnostic methods.
Orientation in the appropriateness of the reconstruction process in the exchange of materials.

Prerequisites

The skill of the combined use of the knowledge of sciences (physics, chemistry, mathematics) on a secondary school level, the ability to use knowledge of the subjects of Building materials and Building mechanics, the knowledge of the statistics – methodology of the selection and optimization. In case of the subject given in English, the intermediate level of written and spoken English is required.

Co-requisites

1. Basic knowledge of structural mechanics
2. Knowledge of the science of construction materials
3. Knowledge of testing and technology in construction

Recommended optional programme components

not required

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures, practical classes and self-study assignments. Attendance at lectures is optional, but attendance at classes is compulsory. In the study are drawn from the exercise protocols.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

1. Attendance to exercise
2. Active participation in exercises
3. Submission of laboratory protocols
4. Successful completion of the final written test.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Polymers.
2. Theoretical basics of composite materials.
3. Particle composites.
4. Concrete division by matrix material.
5. Polymer-cement mortars and concrete (PCC).
6. Mortars and concretes with polymer matrix.
7. One- or multi-layered fibre composites with short or long fibre.
8. Wood defects. Repairing and reconstructions.
9. Fillers. Division by reological properties.
10. Glue technology.

Aims

The grasp of new materials, used in the present building practice and for the reconstruction of buildings and constructions, the familiarization of the students with some progressive technologies of the reconstruction of the worn-out parts or whole constructions, the skill of the right selection, optimization and use of construction materials, potentially of reconstruction techniques.

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

    branch S , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch S , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch S , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Polymers.
2. Theoretical basics of composite materials.
3. Particle composites.
4. Concrete division by matrix material.
5. Polymer-cement mortars and concrete (PCC).
6. Mortars and concretes with polymer matrix.
7. One- or multi-layered fibre composites with short or long fibre.
8. Wood defects. Repairing and reconstructions.
9. Fillers. Division by reological properties.
10. Glue technology.

Exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction, requirements for credit
2. Tests surface adhesion, production samples
3. Tensile tests of mechanical and chemical anchors, production samples
4. Strengthening by external bonded systems, production samples
5. Load test ceiling ceramic panel HURDIS
6. Testing of samples of surface adhesion
7. Testing samples of mechanical and chemical anchors
8. Testing of samples with the applied external reinforcement
9. Statistical evaluation of the test results, the theoretical foundations
10. Statistical evaluation of test results in the computer lab

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