Subject Datasheet

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I. Subject Specification

1. Basic Data
1.1 Title
Construction Materials II.
1.2 Code
BMEEOEMAS41
1.3 Type
Module with associated contact hours
1.4 Contact hours
Type Hours/week / (days)
Lecture 1
Lab 2
1.5 Evaluation
Exam
1.6 Credits
3
1.7 Coordinator
name Dr. Balázs L. György
academic rank Professor
email balazs.gyorgy@emk.bme.hu
1.8 Department
Department of Construction Materials and Technologies
1.9 Website
1.10 Language of instruction
hungarian and english
1.11 Curriculum requirements
-
1.12 Prerequisites
Weak prerequisites:
  • Construction Materials I. (BMEEOEMAT43)
1.13 Effective date
1 September 2017

2. Objectives and learning outcomes
2.1 Objectives
Students become familiar with the mechanical and physical properties of construction materials.
Aspects and requirements of the selection of construction materials. Application fields of construction materials. Influencing factors to the strength of concrete. Influencing factors to the freeze-thaw resistance and water tightness of concrete. Fibre reinforced concrete. Lightweight concrete. Metals. Aluminium and aluminium alloys. Production of iron and steel. Phase behaviour of iron-carbon alloys. Morphology of metals. Martenzit. Heat treatments for steel. Materials for road constructions. Bitumen and asphalt: definitions and properties. Concrete corrosion: definitions and properties. Protection against concrete corrosion. Polymers. Paints and surface layers. Pavement markings. Thermal and acoustic insulations.
2.2 Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, the student:
A. Knowledge
  1. Knows the properties of special construction materials
  2. Knows the apply technologies of construction materials
  3. Knows the construction materials and their basic performance used in building and road constructions
  4. Is able to choose and compare the construction materials for different structural elements.
B. Skills
  1. Is able to judge and interpret the proper structural material significations,
  2. Is able to judge and compare the basic material properties,
  3. Is able to choose the proper construction material for the structure,
  4. Is able to speak and write with appropriate technical terms about each topic of the subject.
  5. Is able to apply the theoretical phenomenon during exact technical tasks.
C. Attitudes
  1. Cooperates with the teacher,
  2. Participates in life-long learning (communication, knowledge, technical terms),
  3. Open to use up to date information technology,
  4. During homework intends to apply different types of gaining knowledge (notes, laboratory protocols, catalogues, online references).
D. Autonomy and Responsibility
  1. Is able to work alone on homework,
  2. Is open to receive critic and develop,
  3. Is able to participate in problem-solving as part of a group,
  4. Participate in professional debates,
  5. Can account for his/her opinion.
2.3 Methods
Lectures with the active participation of students.
2.4 Course outline
Week Topics of lectures and/or exercise classes
1. Aspects and requirements of the selection of construction materials. Application fields of construction materials, metal corrosion, hardness and impact strength
2. Surface protection
3. Influencing factors to the strength of concrete. Influencing factors to the freeze-thaw resistance and water tightness of concrete. Fibre reinforced concrete. Lightweight concrete. NDT tests on building site.
4. Building diagnostics
5. Metals. Aluminium and aluminium alloys. Production of iron and steel. Phase behaviour of iron-carbon alloys. Morphology of metals. Martenzit. Heat treatments for steel. Mortars
6. Testing od deformations
7. Materials for road constructions. Bitumen and asphalt: definitions and properties. Wall, slab and roofing elements.
8. Organic binders, consistency.
9. Concrete corrosion: definitions and properties. Protection again concrete corrosion. Special concretes.
10. Concrete pavements and roads.
11. Polymers. Paints and surface layers. Pavement markings. Pavement markings. Thermal and acoustic insulations.
12. Glass properties
13. Summarization
14. Summarization

The above programme is tentative and subject to changes due to calendar variations and other reasons specific to the actual semester. Consult the effective detailed course schedule of the course on the subject website.
2.5 Study materials
Printed lecture notes
a) Everett, Alan: Materials. Mitchel's building series. ISBN 0-7134-5442-3
b) Mindess, Sidney: Concrete. Civil engineering and Engineering Mechanics series. ISBN 0-13-167106-5
2.6 Other information
2.7 Consultation

The instructors are available for consultation during their office hours, as advertised on the department website. Special appointments can be requested via e-mail: balazs.gyorgy@epito.bme.hu

fenyvesi.oliver@epito.bme.hu

This Subject Datasheet is valid for:
2021/2022 semester II

II. Subject requirements

Assessment and evaluation of the learning outcomes
3.1 General rules
The assessment of the learning outcomes specified in clause 2.2. above and the evaluation of student performance occurs via tests, homework assignments and class work.
3.2 Assessment methods
Evaluation form Abbreviation Assessed learning outcomes
1. midterm test T1 A.1-A.4; B.1-B.5; C.3
1. homework HW1 A.1-A.4; B.4-B.5; C.1-C.4; D.1-D.5
Written and oral examination E A.1-A.4; B.1-B.5; C.3; D.4-D.5
The dates of midterm tests and deadlines of assignments/homework can be found in the detailed course schedule on the subject’s website.
The dates of deadlines of assignments/homework can be found in the detailed course schedule on the subject’s website.
3.3 Evaluation system
Abbreviation Score
T1 30%
HW1 10%
Total achievable during the semester 40%
E 60 %
Sum 100%
3.4 Requirements and validity of signature
Signature can be obtained by getting min. 50% of the available points on midsemester results (T1, HW1) and perform the required presence on contact hours.
3.5 Grading system
Grade Points (P)
excellent (5) 85 % <= T
good (4) 74 % <= T < 85%
satisfactory (3) 63 % <= T <74%
passed (2) 50 % <= T < 63%
failed (1) 50% < T
3.6 Retake and repeat
1) Second repetition of midterm test (T1) is subjected to a fee.
2) The Homework can be submitted with fee until 16:00 o’clock of the end of the repetition period or until 23:59 electronically on the same day.
3.7 Estimated workload
Activity Hours/semester
contact hours 14×3=42
preparation for the laboratory courses 14×0,5=7
homework 10
preparation for the midterm test 11
preparation for the examination 20
Sum 90
3.8 Effective date
1 September 2017
This Subject Datasheet is valid for:
2021/2022 semester II