Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
180102004102BUILDING MATERIALSCompulsory245
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The components of concrete as a composite material, along with its fresh and hardened state properties will be extensively presented in the scope of the course. In addition, the basic steps for mix proportioning and a brief explanation for quality control will also be provided.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Devlet Çıragoğlu
Learning Outcomes
1Get acquainted with the components of concrete.
2Get acquainted with the components of concrete.
3Get acquainted with the fresh concrete properties and the methods used for the determination of the fresh concrete properties.
4Get acquainted with the fresh concrete properties and the methods used for the determination of the fresh concrete properties.
5Get acquainted with the hardened concrete properties and how to measure such properties.
6Get acquainted with the hardened concrete properties and how to measure such properties.
7Get to know the basic steps used in the determination of concrete design and doing application.
8Get to know the basic steps used in the determination of concrete design and doing application.
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Calcium based binders. Gypsum and lime. Cements. Manfacturign, composition, and types of cements. Hydration of cement and hyrdration products. Aggregates. Properties of aggregates. Deleterious substabces in aggregates. Sieve anlysis and grdation. Methods used for appropriate gradation. Mixing water, Chemical addmixtures. Mineral additives. Poozolanic reactivity. Properties of fresh concrete. Workability methods. Segregation, honeycoming, anf bleeding. Concreting in abnormal weather conditions. Propeerties of hardened concrete. Factors affecting strenthg of concrete. Behavior of concrete under loading. Shrinkage and creep of concrete. Permeability and durability of concrete. Concrete mix proportioning. Concrete grades. Exposure classes. Quality control in concrete. Metals.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Calcium based binders. Gypsum, lime.
2Cements. Manufacturing of cement, composition and types. Hydration of cement and hydration products. Physical and mechanical properties of cements.
3Aggregates. Properties of aggregates. Deleterious substances in aggregates.
4Sieve analysis and gradation
5Methods used for obtaining appropriate gradation.
6Mixing water. Chemical admixtures. Mineral additives. Pozzolanic activate.
7Properties of fresh concrete. Workability methods. Segregation, honeycombing, and bleeding. Concreting in abnormal weather conditions.
8Mid-term exam.
9Properties of hardened concrete. Factors affecting strength of concrete.
10Behavior of concrete under loading. Shrinkage and creep of concrete.
11Permeability and durability of concrete.
12Concrete mix proportioning. Concrete grades. Exposure classes.
13Quality control in concrete. Metals.
14Laboratory.
Recommended or Required Reading
1 Baradan, B., Yazıcı, H., Aydın, S., 2015, Beton, Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Mühendislik Fakültesi Yayınları No: 334, İzmir. 2 Turhan, Y.E., 2003, Beton, ODTÜ Geliştirme Vakfı ve İletişim A.Ş. Ankara.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Self Study148112
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)140
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