Building Materials II
5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 PL + 15,0 OT
Provide basic training in the field of materials and laboratory techniques for testing. Student must be able to: select materials; study an aggregate; determine the mix of two or more aggregates, study the composition of a concrete; to do concrete tests.
1-Aggregates.Properties of raw materials, particle size analysis 2-Mortars: definition, types, properties, shrinkage, adhesion and additives. 3-Concrete. Classes of concrete, environmental exposure, study of the composition of concrete, tests on fresh and hardened concrete.4-Binders: definition, air and hydraulic binders, cements.
Assessment is based on reports (20%) and a written test (intermediate test or exam)(80%).
- EN's, N. (2009). E-N's (parciais) relacionadas. (Vol. xs). (pp. xx-yy). IMP.N.: IMP. N.
- Montoya, J. Hormigon Armado. (Vol. -). -: Ed. Gustavo Gili S.A.
- Bauer, L. Materiais de Construção. (Vol. -). -: Livraria Escolar Editora
- Coutinho, A. Fabrico e propriedades do betão. (Vol. -). -: LNEC
Method of interaction
Lectures on the characterisation and properties of raw materials for the manufacture of mortars/concrete and for the formulation of the composition of concrete. Laboratory testing and problem solving on concrete aggregates and fresh/hard concrete.
Software used in class
Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel.