Construction Materials I
History of evolution of technology of building materials. Criteria for the selection of building materials. Physicochemical, mechanical, thermal and acoustic properties of materials. Quality control and standardization. Specifications. Stones-Classification-mineralogical composition- Testing the properties of rocks- Marble-Causes of deterioration-Protection of stones and marble-Crushing of rocks- Aggregates-Origin, production, treatment-Properties of aggregate, sieve analysis-Specifications-Tests for suitability of aggregates for concrete and road construction, Binders-Classification, production, mechanisms of setting and hardening-Regulations, Mortars-, Mud-Lime-Anhydrite Resins Gypsum, Pozzolan, -Cement-Manufacture, mechanism of setting and hardening-Testing of properties of cement-Standards-Categories of cement-Mortars- Types-Composition-Properties, characteristics-Criteria for suitability of mortars. Specifications-Laboratory exercises: Sieve analysis of aggregates -Apparent specific density of coarse aggregate- Bulk density-Granulometric synthesis of aggregates-Measurement of fineness of cement: Production of cement mortars, examination of properties of wood, marble.