Construction Materials

Numbering Code U-ENG23 33024 LJ73 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Mon.2
Instructor name YAMAMOTO TAKASHI (Graduate School of Management Professor)
TAKAYA SATOSHI (Graduate School of Engineering Assistant Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Knowledge and techniques to use construction structural materials from micro-structures to macro-structures are introduced.
Course Goals The student will understand the properties, production and testing methods of concrete, steel, composite materials etc. In addition, the student will understand the way of thinking for construction materials.
Schedule and Contents 1. Introduction
Classification of materials, history of construction materials, ethics for civil engineers and current topics are introduced
2. Basic structure
Bond between atoms, ideal strength, dislocation, yield, and mechanical properties are introduced.
3. Metallic materials & steel
Metallic material, iron, blast furnace, refine, steel, transformation, heat treatment and metallic new materials are introduced.
4. Matellic corrosion & protection
Corrosion and corrosion protection of metals are explained.
5. Polymer materials
Resin, rubber, fiber, polymer concrete and organic new materials are explained.
6. Cement
Types of cements, chemical composition, chemical compound, hydration, hydration heat and blended cement are introduced.
7. Admixture for concrete
Chemical admixture, water-reducing admixture, air-entraining admixture, mineral admixture, pozzolanic reaction, latent hydraulic property and high-range admixture are introduced.
8. Aggregate & mixing water, fresh concrete
Aggregate, mixing water and fresh concrete (workability, rheology, consistency, segregation) are explained.
9. Mechanical properties of concrete
The water cement ratio, compressive strength, flexural strength, tensile strength and toughness of concrete are introduced.
10. Durability of concrete
Durability, alkali-silica-reaction, shrinkage are introduced.
11. Corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete
Corrosion of reinforcing steel, carbonation, chloride induced corrosion are introduced.
12. Mix design of concrete
Mix desig of concrete is explained.
13. High performance concrete and reinforcement
High performance concrete and special reinforcement are introduced.
14. Inspection & investigation methods for concrete structures
Surface hardness, ultrasonic pulse, elastic wave, thermography, half cell potential and polarization resistance are explained.
15. Feedback
Achievement of learning is confirmed and the result is fed back with regard to questions.
Evaluation Methods and Policy Evaluate considering the scores of final examination and the submitted reports.
Course Requirements "Basic Physical Chemistry" in Liberal Arts and General Education Courses.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) 1. Preview of today's chapter.
2. Review of each mini-quiz based on explanation.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Construction materials, Toyoaki Miyagawa and Keitetsu Rokugo, (Asakura ltd), ISBN:9784254261622 , in Japanese
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