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Building Materials

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Course Unit Code223-0116/06
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter, Summer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
DAN159doc. Ing. Jana Daňková, Ph.D.
MEC051Ing. Pavel Mec
MUR069Ing. Tereza Majstríková, Ph.D.
KHE0007Ing. Filip Khestl, Ph.D.
BIL0077doc. Ing. Vlastimil Bílek, Ph.D.
Summary
The content of the subject belongs to the fundamental knowledge of study on FAST VŠB-TU Ostrava. Students will get acquainted with the basic properties of building materials, their composition, structure, their assessment in terms of compliance with harmonized standards and of course their use in building practice.At the same time, they will familiarize themselves with the methods of testing the physico-mechanical properties of these substances and with the deformation properties at the loads. In the framework of laboratory work they will gain practical experience, including seminar work. The greatest attention is paid to the most common building materials of the present - concrete and its basic components.
Students will get a basic overview of the building materials they need to the further study of other technical subjects at the Faculty of Civil Engineering.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Students acquaintances with structure, features and production of building materials and their possible aplication in civil engineering. Meeting (Czech and European) standards, concerning building materials is an integral part of building materials education. Goal of the subject is to create knowledge and premises for competent and qualified designing and convenient application of building materials in construction building.
Course Contents
1.Building materials and elements, their classification. Structure of building materials. Basic physical, chemical and mechanical properties of building materials. Relation between structure and properties. Durability of building materials.
2.Natural stone and aggregate. Mining and processing. Classification of aggregate. Testing of natural stone and aggregate. Technical requirements on aggregate for concrete.
3.Gypsum plaster and lime. Technology of production, properties and utilization in building industry.
4.Hydraulic binder and cement. Raw materials, technology of production, properties and utilization in building industry. Classification of cement according to European standards. Hydration of cement. Testing of cement quality. Pozzolans and latent hydraulic binders.
5.Mortars. Basic components, control of their properties, testing.
6.Cellular concrete and lightweight concrete – components, production, properties and utilization in building industry.
7.Concrete. Basic components of concrete and methods of their quality determination. Properties of concrete. Methods for concrete design. Production of concrete. Treatment of concrete.
8.Concrete. Testing of fresh and hardened concrete. Concrete corrosion. Methods of concrete protection. Concrete rehabilitaion.
9.Ceramic materials. Raw materials for ceramic production. Technology of brickware production. Block bricks and roof tiles, their properties, utilization and testing.
10.Building glass – technology of production, properties and utilization. Heat insulations based on melted rocks and slag. Glass fibres.
11.Metals. Iron, cast-iron and steel. Technology of production, properties, testing and utilization in building industry. Mechanism of corrosion. Concrete steel. Non-ferrous metals – alluminium, copper, zinc, tin, plumbum, non-ferrous alloys. Properties and utilization.
12.Timber – classification, structure, properties and utilization. Basic timber products. Timber pests. Timber protection.
13.Asphalts and tars – chemical composition, properties, utilization. Asphalt concrete. Insulation materials - insulation against moisture and radon. Technology of bituminous strips and insulation roofing production.
14.Plastic materials, glues, paints, pigments. Basic types of polymers used in building industry – polyvinylchloride, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl acetate, polystyrene, polyurethane and epoxide. Chemical composition, properties, utilization. Recycling of plastic materials.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
[1] Henry J. Cowan, Peter R. Smith: The Science and Technology of Building
Materials. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York c.1988.
[2] Vimrová, A., Výborný, J.: Building Materials 10: Materials and Testing
Methods.ČVUT Praha 2002.
[1] Adámek, J. a kol.: Stavební materiály, CERM Brno 1997.
[2] Cigánek, J.: Stavební hmoty, VŠB Ostrava 1984.
Recommended Reading:
1.Allen, E., Iano, J.: Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods. Wiley, 2008, 1008 p. ISBN 047007468X.
2.Cowan, J.H., Smith, R.P.: The Science and Technology of Building Materials. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Inc., N.Y. , 1998.
3.Duggal S.K. Building Materials. Balkema, 1998. ISBN 905410 2527.
4.Vimrová, A., Výborný, J.: Building Materials 10: Materials and Testing Methods. ČVUT Praha, 2002.
1.Allen, E., Iano, J.: Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods. Wiley, 2008, 1008 p. ISBN 047007468X.
2.Cowan, J.H., Smith, R.P.: The Science and Technology of Building Materials. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company Inc., N.Y. , 1998.
3.Duggal S.K. Building Materials. Balkema, 1998. ISBN 905410 2527.
4.Vimrová, A., Výborný, J.: Building Materials 10: Materials and Testing Methods. ČVUT Praha, 2002.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials, Experimental work in labs
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined