Course detail

Diagnostic methods in building

FAST-BI003Acad. year: 2019/2020

Overview of destructive and non-destructive diagnostic testing methods for determination of building materials properties.
Determination of deformable characteristics of building materials.
Changes of material properties affected by outer conditions (degradation, temperature influence and moisture).
Load tests of elements and members.
General methodologies of diagnostic methods and their application on concrete, reinforced concrete, wooden, steel and masonry construction.
Special diagnostic methods according to types of construction.
Long-term monitoring of deformations, cracking and cracks development and failure of mentioned types of constructions.
Durability methods of testing concerning to projected lifetime.
Radiometric measurement of volume mass of shielding constructions and loose materials.

Department

Institute of Building Testing (SZK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will be able to do practikly use diagnostic methods for material properties detection in various types of structures. Student will be able to choose the optimal method for given material and structure.

Prerequisites

Building materials, Testing and technology.

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. Pilot reading, Building surveys
2. Hardness measurement methodology
3. Pull-off tests, ultrasonic testing
4. Radiating defectoscopy I.
5. Concrete structures diagnostic
6. Masonry diagnostic
7. Timber structures diagnostic
8. Cracking and cracks development in constructions
9. Reinforcement bar diagnostic
10. Radiation flaw detection II.
11. Durability and lifetime of structures.
12. Radiation flaw detection III.
13. Long-term monitoring of historical buildings defects.

Aims

Theoretical acquainting and practice realizing of diagnostics methods used for material properties detection in various types of structures. Student will be able to choose the optimal method for given material and structure.

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 , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch M , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch M , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

seminars

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer