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General information:
Name:
Introduction to building materials engineering
Course of study:
2019/2020
Code:
CCHB-1-007-s
Faculty of:
Materials Science and Ceramics
Study level:
First-cycle studies
Specialty:
-
Field of study:
Chemistry of Building Materials
Semester:
0
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
dr inż. Kotwica Łukasz (lkotwica@agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

Students will get acquainted with the issues of designing the properties of building materials such cement-based materials and building ceramics. The relationship between the microstructure of the material, its phase composition and properties, important from the point of view of the use of building materials in practice will be presented. Also the methods of shaping the microstructure and phase composition of building materials due to appropriate selection of raw materials and technologies is presented.

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence: is able to
M_K001 Student has knowledge and consciousness of the importance of building materials for the mankind and for environment. CHB1A_K02 Presentation,
Activity during classes
Skills: he can
M_U001 The students will have the ability to use obtained knowledge for design and optimization of building materials on the basis of materials engineering. Students will be introduced to materials engineering of building materials. CHB1A_U02, CHB1A_U05 Presentation,
Activity during classes
Knowledge: he knows and understands
M_W001 Students will have the knowledge on the constitution of selected building materials. CHB1A_W05 Scientific paper,
Activity during classes
M_W002 Students will get knowledge on the relationships between composition, constitution and properties of building materials. CHB1A_W05 Scientific paper,
Activity during classes
Number of hours for each form of classes:
Sum (hours)
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Prace kontr. przejść.
Lektorat
30 0 0 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 0 0
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Prace kontr. przejść.
Lektorat
Social competence
M_K001 Student has knowledge and consciousness of the importance of building materials for the mankind and for environment. - - - - - + - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 The students will have the ability to use obtained knowledge for design and optimization of building materials on the basis of materials engineering. Students will be introduced to materials engineering of building materials. - - - - - + - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Students will have the knowledge on the constitution of selected building materials. - - - - - + - - - - -
M_W002 Students will get knowledge on the relationships between composition, constitution and properties of building materials. - - - - - + - - - - -
Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 75 h
Module ECTS credits 3 ECTS
Udział w zajęciach dydaktycznych/praktyka 30 h
przygotowanie projektu, prezentacji, pracy pisemnej, sprawozdania 5 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 40 h
Module content
Seminar classes (30h):

The subject of the seminars concerns the introduction to the problem of shaping the properties of building materials such mineral binders based composites as well as building ceramics. The relationship between the microstructure of the material and its phase composition and functional properties, important from the point of view of the use of building materials in practice will be presented. Also presented are the methods of shaping the microstructure and phase composition of building materials through the appropriate selection of raw materials and manufacturing technology. The lecture focuses on the practical application of basic knowledge about materials in order to shape and improve the utility properties / cost of building materials and thus their market attractiveness.
Except mineral ceramic materials, also organic, mainly polymeric materials used as admixtures i building materials industry will be characterized, and methods of their manufacturing presented. Details of the influence of molecular structure of admixtures on their properties and efficiency are presented.

Additional information
Teaching methods and techniques:
  • Seminar classes: Lectures, discussions, solving of problems given by teacher, oral presentations of students
Warunki i sposób zaliczenia poszczególnych form zajęć, w tym zasady zaliczeń poprawkowych, a także warunki dopuszczenia do egzaminu:

No exam. The final mark is resulted by the attendance of the student and voluntary oral presentation.

Participation rules in classes:
  • Seminar classes:
    – Attendance is mandatory: Yes
    – Participation rules in classes: Teacher presents a series of lectures describing the particular topics. Students are encouraged to take a part in the discussion. Students may give an oral presentation in order to get a higher mark.
Method of calculating the final grade:

Final grade is calculated on the basis of students attendance and activity during the classes, as well as oral presentation mark. Oral presentation is not obligatory, but for those who will make it the final grade is better.

Sposób i tryb wyrównywania zaległości powstałych wskutek nieobecności studenta na zajęciach:

Students who are in arrears should contact the teacher to determine the details of the pass. Most usually it is final test or oral presentation.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

The student should speak English at the Intermediate or higher level.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

R. Pampuch, Constitution and properties of ceramic materials, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1991
H.F.W. Taylor, Chemistry of cement, Taylor Francis, London, 1997
W. Kurdowski, Cement and Concrete Chemistry, Springer, 2013

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

Additional scientific publications not specified

Additional information:

If candidates have any doubts or want to get some additional informations please don’t hesitate to contact to the teacher.