Engineering Materials (300IGC010)

Basic Information

  • Course code number and name: 300IGC010, Engineering Materials.
  • Credits and contact hours: 3 credits, 4 hours per week.
  • Course coordinator: Aníbal Maury.
  • Prerequisites: Chemistry (300FIQ001)
  • Type of course: Required.

Text book

  • Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers, 2nd Edition, M. Mamlouk, J. P. Zaniewski, 2006

Supplemental materials

  • Materials for Civil and Highway Engineers, 4th Edition, K. N. Derucher, G. Korfiatis, A. Ezeldin, 1998.
  • Composition and Properties of Concrete. 2nd Edition, G. E. Troxell, H. E. Davis, J. W. Kelly, 1968.
  • Construction Materials: Types, Uses and Applications, C. Hornbostel, ‎1991.
  • Concrete, 2nd Edition, S. Mindess, J. F. Young, D. Darwin, ‎2003.
  • Technology of Concrete and Mortar, D. Sanchez de Guzman, 2001.

Specific course information

This course presents the fundamentals of physical, chemical, mechanical and durability properties of civil engineering materials and the selection of construction materials based on density, strength and material composition as well as their availability, accessibility and final cost. Students will calculate the properties of building materials through laboratory practice following the procedures according to Colombian and ASTM standards. A detailed study of the properties of the constituent materials of concrete will be made, to design concrete mixtures and analyze the mechanical properties of compressive strength, modulus of elasticity and tensile strength.

Specific goals of the course

Learning objectives:
  • To determine the properties and characteristics of materials used in civil engineering constructions.
  • To determine the physical and mechanical properties of fine and coarse aggregates used in construction.
  • To identify the types of concrete and mortars used in different construction scenarios.
  • To test materials in laboratory according to the Colombian and ASTM standards.
  • To identify the main materials used in civil engineering: steel, cement, wood, water, aggregates, concrete, asphalt, recycled materials, etc.
  • To identify the needs of the construction industry in the use of engineering materials based on technical, environmental and social aspects.
  • To plan the use of materials based on resource optimization.
Relationship with student outcomes
Student Outcomes
Relevance 2 22 1 2 1 1 1 1 1

1: low relevance; 2: medium relevance; 3: high relevance.

Topics of the course

  • Specific weight of hydraulic cement.
  • Normal consistency of cement.
  • Setting time of hydraulic cement. Vicat apparatus method.
  • Approximate content of organic matter in sand used in mortar or concrete.
  • Sieve analysis of coarse and fine aggregates.
  • Unit weight and percentage of voids in aggregate.
  • Mortar design.
  • Fluency of hydraulic cement mortars.
  • Flexural strength of hydraulic cement mortars.
  • Mixing, placement, curing of Portland cement concrete.
  • Laboratory concrete samples for compression and bending testing.
  • Mechanical properties of Portland cement concrete. Modulus of elasticity.
  • Penetration of bituminous materials.
  • Softening Point of bituminous materials. Ring and ball method.
  • Viscosity determination of asphalt at elevated temperatures. Rotational Viscometer.
undergraduate/dptocivileindustrial/engineeringmaterials.txt · Última modificación: 2014/10/18 10:17 por lsosorio
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