CE8391-CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS Syllabus 2017 Regulation

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CE8391-CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS Syllabus 2017 Regulation

CE8391-CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS Syllabus 2017 Regulation

CE8391 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS                                                                L T P C
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OBJECTIVE:

  • To introduce students to various materials commonly used in civil engineering construction and their properties.

UNIT I STONES – BRICKS – CONCRETE BLOCKS 9

Stone as building material – Criteria for selection – Tests on stones – Deterioration and
Preservation of stone work – Bricks – Classification – Manufacturing of clay bricks – Tests on
bricks – Compressive Strength – Water Absorption – Efflorescence – Bricks for special use –
Refractory bricks – Concrete blocks – Lightweight concrete blocks.

UNIT II LIME – CEMENT – AGGREGATES – MORTAR 9

Lime – Preparation of lime mortar – Cement – Ingredients – Manufacturing process – Types and
Grades – Properties of cement and Cement mortar – Hydration – Compressive strength – Tensile
strength – Fineness– Soundness and consistency – Setting time – fine aggregates – river sand –
crushed stone sand – properties – coarse Aggregates – Crushing strength – Impact strength –
Flakiness Index – Elongation Index – Abrasion Resistance – Grading

UNIT III CONCRETE 9

Concrete – Ingredients – Manufacturing Process – Batching plants –mixing – transporting –
placing – compaction of concrete –curing and finishing – Ready mix Concrete – Mix specification.

UNIT IV TIMBER AND OTHER MATERIALS 9

Timber – Market forms – Industrial timber– Plywood – Veneer – Thermocol – Panels of laminates
– Steel – Aluminum and Other Metallic Materials – Composition – Aluminium composite panel –
Market forms – Mechanical treatment – Paints – Varnishes – Distempers – Bitumens.

UNIT V MODERN MATERIALS 9

Glass – Ceramics – Sealants for joints – Fibre glass reinforced plastic – Clay products –
Refractories – Composite materials – Types – Applications of laminar composites – Fibre textiles–
Geomembranes and Geotextiles for earth reinforcement.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES:

On completion of this course the students will be able to

  • Compare the properties of most common and advanced building materials.
  • understand the typical and potential applications of lime, cement and aggregates
  • know the production of concrete and also the method of placing and making of concrete
    elements.
  • understand the applications of timbers and other materials
  • Understand the importance of modern material for construction.

TEXT BOOKS:

1. Varghese.P.C, “Building Materials”, PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, 2015.
2. Rajput. R.K., “Engineering Materials”, S. Chand and Company Ltd., 2008.
3. Gambhir.M.L., “Concrete Technology”, 3rd Edition, Tata McGraw Hill Education, 2004
4. Duggal.S.K., “Building Materials”, 4th Edition, New Age International, 2008.

REFERENCES:

1. Jagadish.K.S, “Alternative Building Materials Technology”, New Age International, 2007.
2. Gambhir. M.L., & Neha Jamwal., “Building Materials, products, properties and systems”,
Tata McGraw Hill Educations Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, 2012.
3. IS456 – 2000: Indian Standard specification for plain and reinforced concrete, 2011
4. IS4926 – 2003: Indian Standard specification for ready–mixed concrete, 2012
5. IS383 – 1970: Indian Standard specification for coarse and fine aggregate from natural
Sources for concrete, 2011
6. IS1542-1992: Indian standard specification for sand for plaster, 2009
7. IS 10262-2009: Indian Standard Concrete Mix Proportioning –Guidelines, 2009

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