CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

CIV2CM

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides the necessary knowledge about the properties and performance of construction materials used in civil construction such as concrete, timber, steel, polymers and ceramics. Topics covered in this subject include: manufacturing process of various engineering materials; atomic and crystal structure; structure and mechanical properties of engineering materials; material degradation and failure modes; dislocation theory; recovery, re-crystallisation and grain growth of engineering materials; relationships between properties, failure modes and materials selection; and mechanical testing of construction materials. Students will also develop skills in conducting scientific experiments on selected engineering materials to establish performance criteria needed to validate expected performance outcomes. With conclusions drawn from these experiments students will be shown how to solve problems in the engineering application of construction materials.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be enrolled in course code SBECT

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMaterials Science and Engineering: An Introduction 8th ednPrescribedCallister, W & Rethwisch, D 2010WILEY, NEW YORK

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply a basic methodology for materials selection in respect of the method of manufacture and its influence on design outcomes and for sustainability.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Describe the processing/ microstructure/properties relationship that underpins materials failure and selection.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Describe the mechanical properties of all major classes of materials for construction use.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Conduct scientific experiments on selected engineering materials to establish performance criteria needed to validate expected performance outcomes.

Activities:
Students work in small groups to conduct practical experiments as well as to analyse and interpret data and draw conclusions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Solve problems in the engineering application of construction materials.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Effectively function as a team member in conducting group practicals.

Activities:
Students work in small groups to conduct practical experiments as well as to analyse and interpret data and draw conclusions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoe Petrolito

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 21
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Tutorial Class Activities and Topical Online Quiz15 01, 02, 05
Assignments (case studies in materials science) X 2 (500 words)15 01, 02, 05
Examination (3 hours)50 01, 02, 03, 05
Group Practical Experiment and Report (1500 words)20 04, 06