After the successful completion of the course, the students are able:
- To understand the characteristics and properties of reinforced concrete
- To design concrete suitable for every type of construction
- To test the mechanical properties of concrete and assess its quality
- To know how to use relevant standards and specification
Course Content (Syllabus)
Concrete. Financial, technical and environmental approach. Evolution and perspectives. Concrete mix design suitable for all types of construction. Concrete regulatory framework - National Specifications. Production, transport, placement, compacting, curing stages and quality control. Fresh concrete properties. Workability (concept, measurement methods, importance). Compactability, fluidity, pumpability. Air content. Bulk density. Hardened concrete properties. Compressive strength and factors influencing it. Tensile strength. Elastic properties of concrete (stress-strain curve). Young's modulus. Deformations (elastic, plastic, thermal), long-term (drying shrinkage, creep). Fatigue strength. Strength under permanent load. Impact resistance. Concrete durability. EN 206 standard on durability. Special concretes. Mass concrete. Fiber-reinforced concrete. Self compacting concrete. Shrinkage compensating concrete.
Reinforcing steel bars: Production-marking. Categories. Special types of reinforcing steel. Regulatory framework. Stress-strain curve. Steel characteristics. Adhesion. Laboratory tests.
Concrete, Concrete mix design, Fresh concrete properties, Hardened concrete properties, Reinforcing steel, Concrete durability, Special concretes
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιβλίο : ΣΚΥΡΟΔΕΜΑ: ΜΙΚΡΟΔΟΜΗ, ΙΔΙΟΤΗΤΕΣ, ΚΑΙ ΥΛΙΚΑ, P. KUMAR MEHTA, PAULO J. M. MONTEIRO
Βιβλίο : ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΣΚΥΡΟΔΕΜΑΤΟΣ, ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ Μ. ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΟΥ