Course Code: 5620446
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

The civil engineering students meet with concrete to a certain extent in their second year course, CE 244 - Materials of Construction. Due to the time limitation, only limited information on the properties of concrete can be taught in CE 244. Therefore, this course on "Properties of Fresh and Hardened Concrete" is planned to furnish the fourth year students the necessary information on fresh and hardened concrete. Those students taking such a course will not only learn the properties of concrete but also properly evaluate the importance of concrete from the technical and economic viewpoints.

Course Content

Properties of fresh concrete: Workability, consistency, bleeding, stiffening, setting, air-entrainment, unit weight, uniformity, batching, mixing, conveying, placing, compaction and curing. Properties of hardened concrete: Nature and significance of concrete strength, kinds of strength, compressive strength, tensile strength, fatigue strength; durability, shrinkage and volume changes.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the learner is expected to learn the properties of concrete both in fresh and hardened states. This will form the basis to make successful mix-designs and use concrete efficiently.