Diagnostic methods in building
FAST-BIA007Acad. year: 2020/2021
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.
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.
Building materials, Testing and technology, Fundamentals of building mechanics
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Language of instruction
1. Pilot reading. Building surveys.
2. Hardness measurement methodology.
3. Pull-off tests, ultrasonic method.
4. Radiating defectoscopy I. - radiometry
5. Concrete structures diagnostic.
6. Masonry diagnostic.
7. Timber and steel structures diagnostic.
8. Cracking and cracks development in constructions.
9. Reinforcement bar diagnostic.
10. Radiation flaw detection II. - radiography
11. Durability and lifetime of structures.
12. GPR method.
13. Long-term monitoring of historical buildings defects.
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
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