Civil Engineering Materials (CE1412)

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Recommended Book(s)

Fundamentals Of Building Construction Materials And Methods, Edward Allen And Joseph Iano,2004 Edition

Reference Book(s)

Principles Of Materials Science & Engineering, William F, Smith,1995 Edition

Building Materials, Shashi Kant Duggal, 2009 Edition 

Course Objectives

1. To familiarize students about the characteristics of construction materials used in civil engineering projects. 2. To develop the skills for identification and selection of suitable construction materials for civil engineering projects.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

CLO:1            Have knowledge about various materials used in different types of civil engineering structures.

CLO:2            Understand the characteristics of civil engineering materials.

CLO:3            Have skills to compare characteristics and cost of alternative materials. 

CLO:4            Have skills to identify/select suitable construction materials for a particular project.

Course Contents

Materials and their Properties

  • Introduction of materials

  • Construction materials

  • Physical, mechanical and chemical properties

  • Electrical and thermal properties

 Binding Materials (Cement and Lime)

  • Introduction and manufacture of ordinary portland cement

  • Constituents of cement

  • Types of cement

  •  Properties and field tests of cement

  • Special cements

  • Introduction and preparation of lime

  • Setting and hardening of lime

  • Applications of lime

  • Comparison  (cost and characteristics) of lime and cement

 Fine & Coarse Aggregates  and Stones

  • Definition and introduction of aggregates

  • Mechanical and physical properties of aggregates

  • Importance and methods of grading of aggregates

  • Introduction, types, applications, characteristics of good building stones

  • Artificial stones

 Cementitious materials

  • Introduction and methods of preparation of paste

  • Properties and application of paste

  • Introduction and methods of preparation of mortars

  • Properties and application of mortars

  • Introduction about concrete

  • Components and manufacture of concrete, properties of concrete

  • Types of concrete

  • Effects of various chemicals on concrete

 Metals (Steel and Aluminum)

  • Introduction to steel

  • Mechanical and physical properties of steel

  • Application of steel in civil engineering projects

  • Introduction to aluminum

  • Mechanical and physical properties of aluminum

  • Application of aluminum in civil engineering projects

 Ceramics,  Bricks and Blocks

  • History and evolution of ceramics

  • Manufacture of ceramics

  • Properties and applications of ceramics in buildings

  • History and evolution of bricks

  • Properties and applications of bricks

  • Dimensions, manufacture and classification of bricks

  • History and evolution of blocks

  • Properties and applications of blocks

  • Dimensions, manufacture and classification of blocks

Glass and Wood

  • Constituents of glass and methods of manufacture

  • Types, use and significance of glass in civil engineering

  • Advantages and drawbacks of glass

  • Structure of tree and general characteristics

  •  Types, seasoning and preservation of wood

  •  Lamination of wood

Miscellaneous Construction Materials 

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes

                     CLO’s

CLO-1

(Material Knowledge)

CLO-2

 (Material Characteristics)

CLO-3

 (Material Comparison)

CLO-4

 (Material  Selection)

PLO’s

PLO-1

(Engineering Knowledge)

 

PLO-2

(Problem Analysis)

 

 

 

 

PLO-3

(Design/Development of Solutions)

 

 

 

 

PLO-4

(Investigation)

 

 

 

 

PLO-5

(Modern Tool Usage)

 

 

 

 

PLO-6

(The Engineer and Society)

 

 

 

 

PLO-7

(Environment and Sustainability)

 

PLO-8

(Ethics)

 

 

 

 

PLO-9

(Individual and Team work)

 

 

 

 

PLO-10

(Communication)

 

 

 

 

PLO-11

(Project Management)

 

 

 

 

PLO-12

(Lifelong Learning)

 

 

 

 

Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules

CLOs

CLO:1

CLO:2

CLO:3

CLO:4

Assessment Modules

Assignments (20-25%)

 

 

Quizzes (15-20%)

 

Midterm Exam (20%)

 

 

Final Exam (40-45%)