Module Title:   Concrete Technology

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG2000M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Construction & Environment (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr X Dai

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To develop an understanding of the properties of concrete and its microstructure which allow students to justify standard specifications for structural concrete components.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts and principles are introduced in lectures and applied in tutorials and labs so that skills are developed. Knowledge is assessed via a MCQ class test and understanding and skills assessed via design based questions in the examination.

Lectures:   18.00          Directed Study:   62.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   15.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   3.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1.1 Relate engineering properties of concrete to its microstructure.
1.2 Design concrete mixes to comply within specifications.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2.1 Specify concrete to relevant European and British Codes of Practice.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3. Systematically interpret data to solve problems with relation to concrete specifications

  Classroom test 0.30 30%
  Examination - closed book 2.00 70%
  Closed book
  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Supplementary Exam closedbook

Outline Syllabus:
Cements, pozzolanas and limes - history, production, composition, specification, hydration and microstructure.
Aggregates - properties and their determination.
Fresh concrete - controlling factors, properties and their determination, admixtures.
Hardened concrete - controlling factors of strength, moisture related movement, permeation, durability, admixtures, relationship between `labcrete` and `realcrete` and determination of strength. Relationship of engineering properties to microstructure of concrete, advanced engineerign properties of concrete. Concrete mix design. Specification, analysis & justification of concrete mixes using relevant European and British Codes of Practice.
Sustainability issues associated with the use of raw materials, energy intensive materials, production and the use of industrial by-products and waste materials, re-use of crushed concrete as aggregates.

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