Course Details

Selected Topics in Building Materials Engineering

DJB043 course is part of 4 study plans

Ph.D. full-t. program DPC-S compulsory-elective Summer Semester 1st year 8 credits

Ph.D. combi. program DKC-S compulsory-elective Summer Semester 1st year 8 credits

Ph.D. full-t. program DPA-S compulsory-elective Summer Semester 1st year 8 credits

Ph.D. combi. program DKA-S compulsory-elective Summer Semester 1st year 8 credits

The structure and properties of building materials and their classification, development trends of building materials technology and of the technology of building. The life cycle of building materials beginning with production up to building clearance, technical and environmental demands to product, importance of building materials design in structures, their failures. Management systems, securing the quality of building materials, legislative demands. Raw materials conditions of manufacturers in the Czech Republic, processing of secondary raw materials, recycling; Aggregates, lightweight concrete and cellular concrete. Ceramic materials their properties, utilization of products. Technology and properties of classical binders, their decisive influence on the most used building materials, mortars, concrete, control of their properties. Plastics and their utilization in the building industry. Types of composite materials. Particle composites. Fibre composites, types of fibres and matrices. Influence of structure to composite properties. Polymer-cement mortars and concrete. Service life of building materials and elements following the wear degree, mechanical and microstructure changes, testing methods. Concrete corrosion, classification of materials according to their durability, methods for building materials durability determination and possibility of their protection. Material for building structures rehabilitation.

Course Guarantor

doc. Ing. Jiří Bydžovský, CSc.

Institute

Institute of Technology of Building Materials and Components

Learning outcomes

Graduate of this course will know:
raw materials sources for production of construction material,
basic characteristic commonly used building materials,
testing methods of materials,
methods for increasing of durability materials.
Graduate will be able to explore applicability of materials to the different types of construction.

Prerequisites

General survey of building materials utilization, basic knowledge concerning building materials properties

Planned educational activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Forms and criteria of assessment

The course evaluation is complex: A part of it is the score from a seminar paper on a current topic related to the material taught and connected with the dissertation topic. The second part is a test score on the course’s theory.

Objective

Consolidation of knowledge concerning physical properties of building materials, of up-to-date trends in their production technology and in securing the quality of product; explanation of connections connected with the whole service life of building products after rehabilitation and clearance of buildings. Awareness of connection and importance of the optimal material design choice in regard to technical, economical and ecological demands considering the interaction of these factors in building structures.

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

Vymezení kontrolované výuky a způsob jejího provádění stanoví každoročně aktualizovaná vyhláška garanta předmětu.

Lecture

3 hours/week, 13 weeks, elective

Syllabus of lectures

1. Structure and properties of building materials and elements, their classification. Development trends in building materials technology and in building technologies.
2. Service life of building materials from their production till buildings rehabilitation and clearance, technical and environmental demands on products, importance of building materials design in structures and their failures.
3. Management systems for securing building materials quality, legislative demands.
4. Raw materials conditions of building materials manufacturers in the Czech Republic, processing of secondary raw materials, recycling.
5. Aggregates, lightweight concrete and cellular concrete.
6. Technology and properties of classical binders, their utilization.
7. Mortars and concrete - control of their properties.
8. Ceramic materials, their properties and utilization of ceramic products.
9. Plastic materials and their utilization in building industry.
10. Types of composite materials. Particle and fiber composites, fiber types and matrices. Influence of structure on composite properties.
11. Polymer-cement mortars and concrete.
12. Service life of building materials and elements following the wear degree, mechanical and microstructure changes, testing methods.
13. Concrete corrosion, classification of materials according to their durability, methods of building materials durability determination and protection possibilities. Materials for building structures rehabilitation.