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BEng Civil Engineering

Year of entry: 2021

Course unit details:
Materials 2 (Civil)

Unit code MACE20152
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 2
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
Available as a free choice unit? Yes

Overview

The unit builds on the basic knowledge from Construction Materials 1 of Concrete,metals and composites. Topics include materials properties, use and deterioration. Corrosion is discussed in greater depth. Emphasis is placed on the properties and use of concrete and steel.

This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 20/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact.  Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates

Pre/co-requisites

Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
Materials 1 (Civil) MACE10152 Pre-Requisite Compulsory

Aims

To provide a detailed coverage of the technology of a range of the most widely used Civil Engineering construction materials.

Syllabus

The unit builds on the basic knowledge from Construction Materials 1 of Concrete,metals and composites. Topics include materials properties, use and deterioration. Corrosion is discussed in greater depth. Emphasis is placed on the properties and use of concrete and steel.

Cementitious materials - Mr Paul Nedwell
Cement and concrete standards, specialist concretes, concrete on site. Deterioration of concrete. Advances in concrete technology
Metals in civil engineering - Dr Rodger Edwards
Cast iron, steel and heat treatment of steel
- Mr Barrie Hayes - Mr John Greenhalgh

Knowledge and understanding

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fundamental properties and performance of cement and steel based construction materials.
Recognise potential defects and explain how these are detected.
Demonstrate understanding of general and localised corrosion processes.
Link knowledge of the individual materials into a wider engineering context.

Intellectual skills

Demonstrate detailed knowledge of test methods for concrete.
Interpret tensile test data for metals and calculate strength values.
Appreciate the role of alloying and heat treatment in ductility

Practical skills

Appreciate the need for proper mix design for concrete.
Interpret the role heat treatment has on the mechanical properties of steel.
Use tensile testing equipment to make accurate measurements.
Work safely in a group.

Transferable skills and personal qualities

Accurately observe, record and report measurements.
Provide clear sketches.
Draw conclusions
Search the literature from journals and electronic databases.
Reference correctly

Assessment methods

Unseen examination 'Exam. Parts A, B and C - For each part answer 2 compulsory short questions (6 marks each) and 1 from 2 long questions (21 marks each)' - 2 hours,80%
Written report 'Report on concrete testing
Report on tensile testing of metals' - 8 hours,20%

Feedback methods

Marked lab reports.

Recommended reading

Composites and corrosion by Dr Moira Wilson
Construction Materials, edited by J M Illston, E & F N Spon.

Cementitious materials by Mr Paul Nedwell
Properties of Concrete, A M Neville, Pitman.
Metals in civil engineering by Dr Rodger Edwards
Metallurgy for Engineers, E C Rollason, Arnold.
by Mr Barrie Hayes
There is no reading list currently available, please contact the lecturer
by Mr John Greenhalgh
There is no reading list currently available, please contact the lecturer

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 30
Supervised time in studio/wksp 8
Independent study hours
Independent study 62

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Martin Simmons Unit coordinator

Additional notes

Independent Study:
Lectures: Traditional large group Lectures. Printed notes made available to students. Power point presentations made available on Blackboard.
Supervised Time in Studio/Workshop: Testing of fresh and hardened concrete.

Tensile tests on metals

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