Course Details

Diagnostic methods in building

Academic Year 2022/23

BIA007 course is part of 1 study plan

BPC-SI Summer Semester 1st year

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.

Course Guarantor

doc. Ing. Petr Cikrle, Ph.D.

Institute

Institute of Building Testing

Objective

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.

Knowledge

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.

Syllabus

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.

Prerequisites

Building materials, Testing and technology, Fundamentals of building mechanics

Language of instruction

Czech

Credits

4 credits

Semester

summer

Forms and criteria of assessment

graded course-unit credit

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site

https://www.vut.cz/en/students/courses/detail/255278

Lecture

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective

Syllabus

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.

Exercise

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory

Syllabus

1. Task of seminar paper, draft of diagnostic of reinforced concrete structures.
2. Homogenity of concrete, ultrasound method.
3. Hardness testing of concrete.
4. Testing of cores, the characteristic compressive strength of concrete.
5. Electromagnetic indicators of reinforcement.
6. Testing of structures with Georadar (GPR).
7. Radiating defectoscopy I. – radiometry.
8. Radiating defectoscopy II. – X-ray, gamma ray.
9. Testing of brick masonry.
10. Monitoring of structures, deformation measurements.
11. Methods for the monitoring of surface properties.
12. Presentation of seminar papers.
13. Test, classificated credit.