20 credits at level HE6
The main aim of this module is to provide the students with the required knowledge and skills to be able to assess the performance and durability of concrete in different environments. Students will also be able to identify good and bad practices in concreting and appreciate the need for systematic quality control. In addition, they will be able to advise on the use of concrete in different construction projects with the ability to identify problems with certain aspects such as performances, durability, sustainability and health & safety.
1. Cements including blended cements.
2. Aggregates including recycled aggregates.
4. Mix design including proportioning, batching and mixing.
5. Concrete practice.
6. Fresh concrete properties and tests.
7. Performance of hardened concrete.
8. Durability of concrete.
9. Special concretes.
10. Quality concepts & Quality control.
11. Standards & Codes of Practice.
12. Environmental impact & sustainability of concrete
Learning sessions will consist of lectures, laboratory experiments, tutorials with individual attention for students as appropriate.
Indicative Learning Hours:
Lectures & Tutorials = 48 hours
Laboratory work = 10 hours
Coursework preparation = 33 hours
Self Study = 106 hours
End ICA = 3 hours
Total hours = 200 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate the ability to identify, classify and describe the performance and durability of concrete in different environments through the use of analytical methods and modelling techniques;||• Carry out laboratory experiments to measure and calculate the magnitude and variation of appropriate properties of concrete to point of failure.|
|2.||Apply your understanding of using technical literature and other information sources to develop knowledge of particular aspect of concrete ;||• Research technical literature and other information sources and apply your literature review to relate the performance and durability to certain macro and microstructure characteristics of concrete.|
|3.||Be able to investigate and define problems associated with the performance and durability of concrete and identify constraints including environmental and sustainability limitations, health and safety and risk assessment issues;||• Identify different types of concrete to be used in different projects; and contrast the advantages and limitations to be considered.|
|4.||Ascertain an understanding of appropriate codes of practice and industry standards to apply them during different stages of production of concrete;||• Demonstrates appropriate awareness of good and bad practice during concreting and relate bad practice to certain quality issues.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Group presentation accompanied with appropriate handouts/detailed calculations.||2hr unseen In-Class-Assessment|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
ACI Materials Journal (2011) A Journal of the American Concrete Institute. Farmington Hills, MI 48331, USA.
Aïtcin, P. C. and Sidney Mindess, S. (2011) Sustainability of Concrete. Taylor and Francis.
Badr, A. (2010) Freeze-Thaw Durability of Portland Cement and Silica Fume Concretes. Concrete under Severe Conditions. Costa-Borges et al. (Editors). CRC Press. Taylor and Francis Group; pp. 559-666.
Badr, A. (2009) Fly Ash and Silica Fume for Green Shotcrete. Construction for a Sustainable Environment. Sarsby, R. and Meggyes, T. (Editors), CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group. pp. 301-310.
Cement and Concrete Research (2011) A Journal of Elsevier Science and Technology Division. Amsterdam.
Cement and Concrete Composites. A Journal of Elsevier Science and Technology Division. Amsterdam.
Doran, D. and Cather, B. (2008) Construction Materials Reference Book. Oxford. Butterworth Heinemann.
Everett, A. and Barritt, C. H. (1994) Materials. 5th Edition. Harlow. Longman
Grosse, C. U. (2007) Advances in Construction Materials. New York. Springer
Mamlouk, M. S. and Zaniewski, J. P. (2006) Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers. 2nd Edition. Upper Saddle River. Pearson Prentice hall
Naik, T. P. (2007) Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies, Taylor and Francis Ltd
Neville, A. and Brooks, J. (2010) Concrete Technology. 2nd Edition. Prentice Hall
Neville, A. (2004) Properties of Concrete. 4th ed, Longman Publishing
Winkler, G. (2010) Recycling construction and demolition waste, McGraw-Hill
|Host Subject Group:||Civil Engineering|
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