Course Content (Syllabus)
History of evolution of technology of building materials. Criteria for the selection of building materials. Physicochemical, mechanical, thermal and acoustic properties of materials. Quality control and standardization. Specifications. Stones-Classification-mineralogical composition- Testing the properties of rocks- Marble-Causes of deterioration-Protection of stones and marble-Crushing of rocks- Aggregates-Origin, production, treatment-Properties of aggregate, sieve analysis-Specifications-Tests for suitability of aggregates for concrete and road construction, Binders-Classification, production, mechanisms of setting and hardening-Regulations, Mortars-, Mud-Lime-Anhydrite Resins Gypsum, Pozzolan, -Cement-Manufacture, mechanism of setting and hardening-Testing of properties of cement-Standards-Categories of cement-Mortars- Types-Composition-Properties, characteristics-Criteria for suitability of mortars. Specifications-Laboratory exercises: Sieve analysis of aggregates -Apparent specific density of coarse aggregate- Bulk density-Granulometric synthesis of aggregates-Measurement of fineness of cement: Production of cement mortars, examination of properties of wood, marble.
Rocks, aggregates, cement, mortars, properties of building materials
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δομικά υλικά, Τριανταφύλλου, ISBN 960-921777-1-0, Πάτρα 2008, 8η έκδοση
Δομικά Υλικά, Wenderhorst, ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ Α. ΓΚΙΟΥΡΔΑΣ & ΣΙΑ ΟΕ 1981, Αθήνα