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The course will cover the fundamentals of materials science including the formation of chemical bonds, the properties of the states of matter, the development and the basic characteristics of the structure of materials, phase diagrams, concepts of rheology, mechanical behavior and simple failure models, deterministic and stochastic fracture mechanics, and the treatment of composites. The construction materials treated in the course will include bricks and stone, metals and alloys, wood and wood products, concrete and other cement-based materials, and asphalt.

 

No.

Topic

Hours

 

Module 1: Basics

 

0

Prologue – Introduction to the course

01

1

Science, Engineering and Technology of Materials

02

 

Module 2: Microstructure

 

2

Atomic Bonding

02

3

Structure of Solids

03

4

Movement of Atoms

01

5

Development of Microstructure

02

 

Module 3: Material Behaviour

 

6

Surface Properties

01

7

Response to Stress

03

8

Failure Theories

01

9

Fracture Mechanics

02

10

Rheology

01

11

Thermal Properties

01

 

Module 4: Structural Materials

 

12

Review of Construction Materials and Criteria for Selection

01

13

Wood and Wood Products

03

14

Polymers

02

15

Fibre Reinforced Polymers

02

16

Metals

03

17

Bituminous Materials

02

18

Concrete

05

19

Glass

01+01

 

Module 5: Non-structural materials, accessories and finishes

 

20

Review of Non-structural Materials and Criteria for Selection

01

21

Waterproofing materials

01+01

22

Polymer Floor Finishes

01

23

Paints

01

24

Tiles

01

25

Acoustic Treatment

01

26

Dry walls

01

27

Anchors

01

 

Module 6: Closure

 

28

Environmental Concerns

01

29

Social Perception of Construction Materials

01

30

Closure

01

 

Extra Videos and Reading Material

 

 

Visit to Showroom for Tiles, Fittings and Accessories

02

 

Sanitary Fittings

03

 

Pipes

01

 

 

Text Book:

  1. Building Materials, P.C. Varghese, Prentice-Hall India, 2005.

Reference Books:

  1. Materials Science and Engineering: An introduction, W.D. Callister, John Wiley, 1994.

  2. Materials Science and Engineering, V. Raghavan, Prentice Hall, 1990.

  3. Properties of Engineering Materials, R.A. Higgins, Industrial Press, 1994.

  4. Construction materials: Their nature and behaviour, Eds. J.M. Illston and P.L.J. Domone, 3rd ed., Spon Press, 2001.

  5. The Science and Technology of Civil Engineering Materials, J.F. Young, S. Mindess, R.J. Gray & A. Bentur, Prentice Hall, 1998.

  6. Engineering Materials 1: An introduction to their properties & applications, M.F. Ashby and D.R.H. Jones, Butterworth Heinemann, 2003.

  7. The Science and Design of Engineering Materials, J.P. Schaffer, A. Saxena, S.D. Antolovich, T.H. Sanders and S.B. Warner, Irwin, 1995.

  8. Concrete: Microstructure, properties and materials, P.K. Mehta and P.J.M. Monteiro, McGraw Hill, 2006.

  9. Properties of concrete, A.M. Neville, Pearson, 2004.


  1. Literature on Building Materials.



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