The aim of the course is to provide the scientific basis for the understanding and development of construction materials. It serves as a foundation course for post-graduate students interested in careers involving research, teaching and/or construction engineering, as well as marketing, decision making, innovation and specification related to construction materials. It can also be a capstone course for undergraduates finishing their studies in civil engineering and architecture.
INTENDED AUDIENCE : Core for post-graduates, Post-graduate and upper level undergraduate, BE/BTech/ME/MTech/BArch/MArch/MS/MPhil/Ph.D
PREREQUISITES : Knowledge of civil engineering or architectureINDUSTRY SUPPORT : Companies in the construction sector.
COURSE LAYOUT Week 1 : Prologue – Intro. to the course, Science,Engineering and Technology of Materials- 1&2, Atomic Bonding-1Week 2 : Atomic Bonding-2, Structure of Solids-1, Structure of Solids-2&3Week 3 : Movement of Atoms, Development of Microstructure-1,Development of Microstructure-2Week 4 : Surface Properties, Response to Stress-1, Response to Stress-2&3Week 5 : Failure Theories, Fracture Mechanics-1, Fracture Mechanics-2Week 6 : Rheology & Thermal properties, Review of Const. Materials & Criteria for Selection, Wood and Wood Products-1Week 7 : Wood and Wood Products-2, Wood and Wood Products-3, PolymersWeek 8 : Fibre Reinforced Polymers-1&2, Metals-1, Metals-2Week 9 : Metals-3, Bituminous Materials-1, Bituminous Materials-2Week 10: Concrete-1, Concrete-2, Concrete-3Week 11: Concrete-4, Concrete-5, Glass - Guest Lecture, Glass - Guest LectureWeek 12: Waterproofing Materials, Polymer Floor Finishes, Anchors