The course gives a thorough introduction to following subjects: Mix design, cement and pozzolanic materials, aggregates, admixtures, concrete mixture design, properties of fresh and hardened concrete, But also curing technology, mixing and placing of concrete, quality control and impact of creep and shrinkage will be included. Construction methods as slipforming and also special concrete such as selfcompacting concrete(SCC) and lightweight concrete will be a part of the course.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
The course gives a thorough introduction to following subjects: Mix design, cement and pozzolanic materials, aggregates, admixtures, concrete mixture design, properties of fresh conditions in addition to concrete mechanical and durability properties when using different types of concrete. Also construction methods will be a part of the course.
The content of the course: general concrete practice, standards, fresh concrete properties, proportioning, concrete materials, cement hydration, curing technologies, mechanical properties, shrinkage, permeability, frost detoriation and reinforcement corrosion.
After completing this course the student will have a thorough knowledge of concrete with respect to spesial types of concrete and use of concrete, mixture design and production of concrete and properties of fresh and hardened concrete including an overview of important requirement in NS-EN 206.
Good overview of parameters affecting the quality in fresh and hardened concrete
Can evaluate and plan measures to improve the quality in the concrete
Basic knowledge within repair of concrete structures
Basic concrete technology
Required prerequisite knowledge
BYG102 Building Materials and Geotechnique, BYG210 Construction physics and house building, BYG220 Concrete Constructions
Form of assessment
Basic calculator specified in general exam regulations
Mandatory laboratory exercises (attendance and written assignment required). In addition an approved separate theoretical assignment.
The laboratory exercise must be approved in order to take the exam. Compulsory theoretical laboratory exercise need to be approved within the given deadline.
Concrete Technology og Concrete Constructions (BYG600_1)
Master course in Technology, Structures and materials science
Master students at the Faculty of Science and Technology with background within bachelor in construction and structural engineering
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.