Course Code: 5620544
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. MUSTAFA TOKYAY
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

The objectives of this course are to enable the students to understand and perceive the concrete technology and to reach the knowledge level for following the technological developments in the concrete industry.

Course Content

Types of cements; their composition and potential usage. Effect of properties and composition of cements, aggregates, admixtures and curing of various mechanical properties of fresh and hardened concretes. Compressive, tensile fatigue and impact strengths. Mechanical behaviour of concrete. Shrinkage and volume changes, creep, durability, thermal and acoustic properties, permeability of concrete. (R)

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the learner is expected to be able to select the cement type, aggregates, need for admixture and to decide the mix proportions of concrete, and to develop a sight for testing and evaluation of strength and durability of concrete.