CIVE 307 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Materials of Construction
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
CIVE 307
Fall/Spring
2
2
3
5

Prerequisites
  CIVE 205 To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives To teach the properties and behaviour of structural materials\nTo introduce the standard specifications and test methods for inspection and control\nTo design a concrete mix\nTo develop structural materials
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To introduce the structural materials and teach their application areas
  • To prepare structural material samples for testing and to make experiments according to the standards
  • To define shrinkage and examine hardened concrete
  • To investigate cementitious materials and cement
  • To develop and evaluate concrete mix design
Course Content Concrete. Cementitious materials and Portland cement. Concrete aggregates. Mixing water. Shrinkage. Hardened concrete properties. Admixtures. Properties of concrete. Concrete mix design. Concrete production. Durability. Polymers and Timber. Gypsum. Lime. Metals. Special concretes. Ceramics and masonry. Quality control.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to materials of construction: Course objectives, course description, Introduction to construction materials. Reading related parts from the textbook
2 Lime and Gypsum: Production of lime and gypsum. Hardening of gypsum. Properties of gypsum. Reading related parts from the textbook
3 Lime and Gypsum: Practice of calcinations of lime. Classification of quicklimes. Hydration of limes. Hydraulic limes. Reading related parts from the textbook
4 Cements and aggregates: History of cements. Raw materials of Portland cement. Chemical composition and main chemical compounds of cement. Reading related parts from the textbook
5 Cements and aggregates: Manufacturing. Physical properties and types (EN, ASTM). Reading related parts from the textbook
6 Cements and aggregates: General classification of aggregates. Particle shape and texture. Mechanical and physical properties. Reading related parts from the textbook
7 Review. Reading related parts from the textbook
8 Fresh and hardened concrete: Workability and measurement of workability. Segregation and bleeding. Mixing time and compaction methods. Mixing water quality. Reading related parts from the textbook
9 Fresh and hardened concrete: Shrinkage of hardened concrete. Durability aspects. Testing and evaluation of hardened concrete. Reading related parts from the textbook
10 Concrete mix design: Workability of concrete. The compressive strength of concrete and concrete classes. Variability of concrete strength during production. Characteristic strength. Margin for mix design. The mix design process. Trial mixes. Examples on mix design. Reading related parts from the textbook
11 Bricks, Building Stones, plasters: Manufacturing. Types of bricks. Mortars for brick-walls. Properties of bricks and brick-walls. Types of natural building stones. Production of finished stone. Finishes on stone slabs and panels. Stone selection. Bond patterns in stone masonry walls. Reading related parts from the textbook
12 Bricks, Building Stones, plasters: Glass masonry units. Fire resistance of masonry walls. The plastering process. Classes of gypsum plasters. Lightweight aggregates. Lime. Factors affecting the choice of plaster. Plasterboards. Common defects in plastering. Reading related parts from the textbook
13 Steel, wood and polymers: Classification of polymers. Thermoplastics. Thermosetting plastics. Chemically setting plastics. Types of plastics. Manufacture of organic plastics. Plastics in construction. Reading related parts from the textbook
14 Steel, wood and polymers: Properties of steel and wood. Reading related parts from the textbook
15 Review.
16 Final.

 

Course Textbooks T.Y. Erdoğan, Materials of Construction, Metu Press, 2002. \nCourse web-site- Lecture Notes
References Edward Allen and Joseph Iano, Fundamentals of building construction: materials and \nmethods, N.J.: J. Wiley & Sons, 2004. \nC. Hornbostel, Construction materials: types, uses and applications, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1991.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
7
20
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
4
15
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
35
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
65
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
35
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
4
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
4
4
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
12
Final / Oral Exam
1
10
    Total
150

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 Adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science and Civil Engineering; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve Civil Engineering problems X
2 Ability to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Civil Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose X
3 Ability to design a complex system, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose X
4 Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for Civil Engineering practice X
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating Civil Engineering problems X
6 Ability to work efficiently in Civil Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually X
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of two foreign languages X
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself X
9 Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility X
10 Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development X
11 Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of Civil Engineering solutions X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest