TECHNOLOGY OF CONCRETE AND MORTAR

Course ID: IBU-SE>TCONC
Course title: TECHNOLOGY OF CONCRETE AND MORTAR
Semester: 4 / Winter
ECTS: 3
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 30 hours
Field of study: Civil Engineering
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites:
Contact person: dr inż. Wojciech Kilian; wojciech.kilian@upwr.edu.pl
Short description: The course provides fundamental knowledge on the technology of concrete, in details on methods of testing and quality evaluation of components and additives, fresh concrete mix, hardened plain and reinforced concrete. The information on technology of in-situ and pre-cast concrete works is also given.
Full description: Binders, hydraulic additives, mineral fillers, chemical admixtures. Cements: production, types, properties and range of application. Cement paste, hydration process, setting phenomena. Water. Aggregates. Design and proportioning of concrete mix and cement mortar. Technological characteristic of concrete mix. Precast technology of production of concrete elements. Technology of concrete works. Production quality control of concrete mix. Transportation, formworks, casting, compacting, curing in various environmental conditions. Inspection of quality of concrete in existing construction. Basic methods of repair of concrete structures. Recycling of concrete structures.
Bibliography: Aïtcin P.C. 2008. Binders for Durable and Sustainable Concrete. Modern Concrete Technology. Taylor & Francis, London, New York Neville A. M. 2012. Properties of concrete Neville A. M., J. J. Brooks, Technology of concrete, 2nd Edition Taylor H.F.W., Cement chemistry. Thomas Telford Publishing, London, 1997 Bapat J. D. 2013. Mineral Admixtures in Cement and Concrete. CRC Press Malhotra V. M., Carino N. J. (red.). 2004. Handbook on nondestructive testing of concrete. CRC Press Soroka I. 2004. Concrete in hot environments. Modern concrete technology. E&FN SPON
Learning outcomes: Knowledge The student is conscious of the meaning of concrete as a structural material in life of modern societies. Student owned the knowledge about production and proprieties of cement, aggregates, mortars, concrete mixture and the concrete. Student knows methods and principles of concreting works in accordance with its economic aspects. Skills Student is able to determine the characteristics of concrete components and to estimate their quality in aspect of technological applicability. Student can calculate and experimentally verify the recipe of concrete mix or cement mortar according to given conditions of realization. Student is able to plan the sequence of operational tasks, assort proper means of mixing, transport, compaction of concrete mix and curing of fresh concrete. Student adapts proposed means to projected characteristics of concrete mix, working environment, type of structure and operating conditions. Social competences Student is aware of the type and range of hazards resulting from cement and concrete industry to environment and its sustainability.
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: grade obtained at classes (50%) + grade obtained at lectures (50%)

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