Course Details

Binders 2

Academic Year 2022/23

BJA012 course is part of 1 study plan

BPC-SI Summer Semester 1st year

Quick setting gypsum, raw materials, theoretical principles of production.
The quick-setting gypsum production, anhydrite binders, slow-setting gypsum, Sorel’s magnesium cement, raw materials, preparation, properties.
Quick lime, raw materials, theoretical principles of production.
Kilns for burning of lime, technologic production systems.
Properties of quick lime, utilization in building industry.
Hydraulic lime, raw materials, technology of production, properties and utilization.
Cements, raw materials, calculation of raw mix, fuels, process of clinker burning.
Kilns for clinker burning. Heat balances of individual kiln systems.
Crushing and grinding of clinker, utilization of waste dust, main properties of Portland cement.
Mineralogy of clinker, Portland cement hydration.
Special cements.

Course Guarantor

doc. Ing. Karel Dvořák, Ph.D.

Institute

Institute of Technology of Building Materials and Components

Objective

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, theory of melts and glass, theory of reactions in solid phase.

Knowledge

The student would manage the goal of the subject by acquiring knowledge on the basics of physical chemistry from the field of physical states of substances, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, processes on the interface boundaries, sorptive effects and basic exposure of the disperse systems, further by knowledge on silicate chemistry from the field of silicate structure, melt and glass theory, theory of reaction in the solid phase.

Syllabus

1. Quick setting gypsum, raw materials, and theoretical principles of production.
2. Manufacture of quick setting gypsum, properties and hydration of gypsum.
3. Gypsum binders, anhydrite binders, slow setting gypsum.
4. Quick lime, raw materials, theoretical principles of production.
5. Kilns for lime burning, technological production systems.
6. Properties of quick limes and their utilization in the building industry, in other branches of industry and ecology.
7. Hydraulic lime, raw materials, production, burning process and hydration, hydraulic lime utilization in the building industry.
8. Cements, raw materials, calculation of raw mix, methods of manufacture.
9. Raw mix preparation, fuels, and the process of Portland clinker burning. Utilization of secondary fuels.
10. Shaft kilns, rotary kilns, sintering grates for cement clinker burning.
11. Crushing and grinding of clinker, utilization of flue dust.
12. Clinker mineralogy and Portland cement hydration.
13. Special sorts of cements.Sorrel´s binder, raw materials, preparation, properties, utilization in building industry.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of physics, chemistry and building materials, at the level of the first year of civil engineering in faculty of civil engineering BUT.

Language of instruction

Czech

Credits

4 credits

Semester

summer

Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

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/255867

Lecture

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective

Syllabus

1. Quick setting gypsum, raw materials, and theoretical principles of production.
2. Manufacture of quick setting gypsum, properties and hydration of gypsum.
3. Gypsum binders, anhydrite binders, slow setting gypsum.
4. Quick lime, raw materials, theoretical principles of production.
5. Kilns for lime burning, technological production systems.
6. Properties of quick limes and their utilization in the building industry, in other branches of industry and ecology.
7. Hydraulic lime, raw materials, production, burning process and hydration, hydraulic lime utilization in the building industry.
8. Cements, raw materials, calculation of raw mix, methods of manufacture.
9. Raw mix preparation, fuels, and the process of Portland clinker burning. Utilization of secondary fuels.
10. Shaft kilns, rotary kilns, sintering grates for cement clinker burning.
11. Crushing and grinding of clinker, utilization of flue dust.
12. Clinker mineralogy and Portland cement hydration.
13. Special sorts of cements.Sorrel´s binder, raw materials, preparation, properties, utilization in building industry.

Exercise

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory

Syllabus

1. Laboratory order, theoretical description of the test procedures.
2. Testing of gypsum – Test methods according to ČSN 72 2301 and ČSN EN 13279.
3. Testing of lime – Test methods according to ČSN EN 459.
4. Determination of specific surface of cement; Determination of fineness of cement.
5. Determination of volume stability of cement; Determination of the type of cement microscopically.
6. Testing parameters setting and strength of cement.
7. Testing the properties of blended cements.
8. Monitoring the hydration process of gypsum.
9. Design and calculation of raw meal for the production of clinker.
10. Tests binders based on calcium sulfate (CAB, CAC).
11. Masonry cement – Test methods according to ČSN EN 413.
12. Excursion.
13. Credit.