COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Construction Materials
Course Code: 
15CVL201
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
3
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Chennai
Coimbatore

'Construction Materials' is a course offered in the third semester of B. Tech. in Civil Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Commonly used building materials - relationship between material structure and properties. Masonry materials - stones, bricks, blocks; Refractory products; Timber and wood based products - Classification, properties, testing and selection criteria.

Unit 2

Binding materials (Lime, gypsum, cement) and Mortars - types, properties, tests. Concrete – Aggregates – Mechanical and Physical properties and tests – Grading requirements – Water quality – Admixtures. Properties of concrete in fresh and hardened state – workability – segregation and bleeding – tests on workability and strength. Stress – strain characteristics and elastic properties – shrinkage and creep. Mix proportioning (B.I.S method) – nominal mixes.

Unit 3

Metals – Structural steel - properties and uses - sections – Reinforcing steel – use of Aluminium. Bituminous materials – types and properties of asphalt, bituminous concrete. Modern construction materials – Paints, Glass, Ceramics, Polymers and plastics, Adhesives, Composites and smart materials. Recycling of industrial waste as building materials.

TEXTBOOKS

  • Duggal, S. K., “Building Materials”, New Age International Publishers, 2012.
  • Santhakumar. A. R., “Concrete Technology”, Oxford University press, 2006.

REFERENCE BOOKS

  • Young. J. F. and Mindess, S., “The Science and Technology of Civil Engineering Materials”, Prentice Hall, 1997.
  • Mehta, P. K. and Monteiro, P. J. M., “Concrete-Microstructure, Properties and Materials”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2006.
  • Rangwala S. C, “Engineering Materials”, Charotar Publishing House, 2011.
  • Shetty, M. S, “Concrete Technology-Theory and Practice”, S. Chand & Co., New Delhi, 2009.
  • Gambhir, M. L. and Neha Jamwal, “Building Materials”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2011.