Course Code: 5620445
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. TURHAN Y. ERDOĞAN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. Therefore, the properties of this material have to be known very well. In order to know and realize the importance and properties of concrete, the properties of the materials that compose concrete need to be known as well. In brief, the objective of this course is to give necessary information on cements, aggregates, admixtures and water.

Course Content

Properties and types of cements and aggregates. Methods and standards of mixing water. Chemical and mineral admixtures.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the learner is expected to get the necessary knowledge on cements, aggregates, admixtures and water in order to use these materials efficiently and correctly in designing concrete mixes.