Microstructure of Building Materials
FAST-DJ56Acad. year: 2020/2021
Crystallography of inorganic substances. Porous structure, types of pores, their importance. Effect of porosity on physical properties of substances. Theory of hydraulic strengthening of substances. Micromechanics, tension in structure and defects of structure. Physical methods for materials microstructure determination. Electron microscopy and optical microscopy. Physical methods for determination of substances composition. Internal surface of materials and its determination. Significance of microstructure for materials development. Corrosion of inorganic materials. Thermal analyses, practical determination of individual material components microstructure.
Institute of Technology of Building Materials and Components (THD)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Brief fundamentals of General Physical Chemistry concerning the state of aggregates, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, processes on boundaries between phases, sorption effects and basic phenomena of disperse systems – Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry of Silicate Structures
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Lach, V., Daňková, M.: Mikrostruktura stavebních látek . VUT FAST 1987
Henning, O., Lach, V.: Chemie ve stavebnictví . SNTL Praha 1983
Matoušek, M. Drochytka, R: Atmosférická koroze betonů . IKAS Praha 1998
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Language of instruction
1.-3. Micromechanics, tension in structure and defects of structure. 4.-5. Physical methods for materials microstructure determination.
6.Electron microscopy and optical microscopy.
7.-8.Physical methods for determination of substances composition. Internal surface of materials and its determination.
9.Significance of microstructure for materials development.
10.Corrosion of inorganic materials.
11.-13.Thermal analyses, practical determination of individual material components microstructure.
The aim of the subject is to introduce the students into the crystallography of inorganic materials, accent is laid on the importance of microstructure for the development of new materials, explanation of porosity on physical properties of materials, utilization of basic equipment methods practical determination of individual material components microstructure.
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.
Type of course unit
39 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer