Civil Engineering Materials

Course code CIVL2240Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

Introduces the important physical and chemical properties of materials that are commonly used in civil engineering.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesTo introduce civil engineering materials and their properties.
ContentFundamental material properties and behaviour. Variability and uncertainty of material properties. Polymers and bituminous materials. Concrete: properties of fresh concrete, hardened concrete, durability, reinforcement, fire resistance, high strength concrete, mix design. Ceramic and composite materials. Metals and alloys:physical metallurgy, mechanical properties of metals, forming of metals, oxidation and corrosion, metals-their differences and uses, commercial structural steel, welding of structural steel, fire design.Timber. Masonry.
Replacing Course(s)N/A.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalFormal 3 hour examination (closed book and no programmable calculators).
ReportsLaboratory reports.

NOTE: Any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear on the course outline normally issued in Week 1.
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 18 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CIVL2240