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.
Module 1: Basics
Prologue – Introduction to the course
Science, Engineering and Technology of Materials
Module 2: Microstructure
Structure of Solids
Movement of Atoms
Development of Microstructure
Module 3: Material Behaviour
Response to Stress
Module 4: Structural Materials
Review of Construction Materials and Criteria for Selection
Wood and Wood Products
Fibre Reinforced Polymers
Module 5: Non-structural materials, accessories and finishes
Review of Non-structural Materials and Criteria for Selection
Polymer Floor Finishes
Module 6: Closure
Social Perception of Construction Materials
Extra Videos and Reading Material
Visit to Showroom for Tiles, Fittings and Accessories
Building Materials, P.C. Varghese, Prentice-Hall India, 2005.
Materials Science and Engineering: An introduction, W.D. Callister, John Wiley, 1994.
Materials Science and Engineering, V. Raghavan, Prentice Hall, 1990.
Properties of Engineering Materials, R.A. Higgins, Industrial Press, 1994.
Construction materials: Their nature and behaviour, Eds. J.M. Illston and P.L.J. Domone, 3rd ed., Spon Press, 2001.
The Science and Technology of Civil Engineering Materials, J.F. Young, S. Mindess, R.J. Gray & A. Bentur, Prentice Hall, 1998.
Engineering Materials 1: An introduction to their properties & applications, M.F. Ashby and D.R.H. Jones, Butterworth Heinemann, 2003.
The Science and Design of Engineering Materials, J.P. Schaffer, A. Saxena, S.D. Antolovich, T.H. Sanders and S.B. Warner, Irwin, 1995.
Concrete: Microstructure, properties and materials, P.K. Mehta and P.J.M. Monteiro, McGraw Hill, 2006.
Properties of concrete, A.M. Neville, Pearson, 2004.
Literature on Building Materials.
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