Course Details

Properties and Use of Building Materials in Structures

Academic Year 2022/23

BJB022 course is part of 1 study plan

BPC-SI Summer Semester 1st year

Optional subject is a supporting subject for elaborating the bachelor’s tutorial work. The student selects following the theme of the tutorial work assignment one of the two basic subjects with technological or application orientation.
The subject acquaints the students with possibilities of building materials utilization in building structures and with demands on materials for these structures. Information about different materials (concrete, mortars, ceramics, plastics, wood, metals etc.), familiarization with its characteristic properties, advantages and disadvantages for practical use. Evaluation of building materials properties, their testing, monitoring the durability and resistance against aggressive effects. Possibilities of durability and resistance increase of materials, primary and secondary methods of protection. Evaluation of materials built in into structures – building-technical checking of structures, possibilities of structures rehabilitation.
The lectures are accompanied by tutorials having laboratory and calculation character.

Course Guarantor

doc. Ing. Jiří Bydžovský, CSc.

Institute

Institute of Technology of Building Materials and Components

Objective

The graduate obtains an overlook concerning optimal utilization of mostly used materials in building structures with the aim to design and use structures under most advantageous relation between price and durability with respect to operational and esthetical properties.

Knowledge

The student would gain an overview of the optimum use of the most often used materials in building structures, with the goal to design and propose structures while maintaining the most favourable ratio of prices to its endurance while taking into consideration the operational and esthetical properties.

Syllabus

1. Introduction into the subject, basic concepts.
2. Demands on material for structures following different aspects.
3. Basic properties of concrete, advantages and disadvantages for practical application.
4. Concrete components, production, storing, testing.
5. Basic properties of ceramics, advantages and disadvantages for practical use.
6. Raw materials for ceramic manufacture, production, tests.
7. Basic properties of plastics, wood and metals, advantages and disadvantages of for practical use.
8. Testing methods for plastics, wood and metals.
9. Methods for verification of building materials durability.
10. Possibilities of durability and resistance increase of materials.
11. Evaluation of materials embedded in structures- diagnostics of buildings.

Prerequisites

Properties and methods of building materials testing, basic knowledge of building systems and suitability of individual materials for building structures.

Language of instruction

Czech

Credits

5 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/255209

Lecture

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective

Syllabus

1. Introduction into the subject, basic concepts.
2. Demands on material for structures following different aspects.
3. Basic properties of concrete, advantages and disadvantages for practical application.
4. Concrete components, production, storing, testing.
5. Basic properties of ceramics, advantages and disadvantages for practical use.
6. Raw materials for ceramic manufacture, production, tests.
7. Basic properties of plastics, wood and metals, advantages and disadvantages of for practical use.
8. Testing methods for plastics, wood and metals.
9. Methods for verification of building materials durability.
10. Possibilities of durability and resistance increase of materials.
11. Evaluation of materials embedded in structures- diagnostics of buildings.

Exercise

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory

Syllabus

1. Testing of basic physical- mechanical properties of cement.
2. Application of clinkering aggregate to the matrix of mortars resistant against higher temperatures.
3. Influence of lighweith substances to properties of ceramic material.
4. influence of sort and quantity fibrous reinforcers while thermal tension to basic characteristic of composite.
5. Testing of properties of burned ceramic body.
6. Testing of properties of repair mortars.
7. Proposal of concretes with specific features.
8. Testing of properties of composite materials with fibrous reinforcement.
9. Excursion into plant deals with production of building materials or components.
10. Theoretical exercise themed by durability of construction material.
11. Credit test, grant of the credit.