Construction Materials

Year
2
Academic year
2019-2020
Code
01005394
Subject Area
Constructions
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
6.0
Type
Compulsory
Level
1st Cycle Studies

Recommended Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of mathematics, chemistry and mechanics.

Teaching Methods

Teaching of theoretical concepts and general knowledge concerning the issues set forth in the syllabus, including case studies and practical application of problem solving. During the course, students are able to observe demonstrations od relevant laboratorial tests, performed during the classes.

Learning Outcomes

The main objective of this unit is to provide students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the materials most commonly used in construction, acquiring basic knowledge about those materials. Since this is the first contact of the students with construction materials, it is intended that they acquire a global view on this subject, but still focusing on some materials which are essential for civil engineering.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

This unit addresses the following topics:

Classification and behavior of materials

Natural stones

Aggregates

Ligands

Mixing water for mortars and concrete

Adjuvants

Mortars

Study of the composition of concrete

Concrete

Metals (steel)

Agglomerated materials

Ceramics and glass

Wood and derivatives

Polymeric materials

Paints and varnishes

Technological innovations and new materials

Assessment Methods

Continuous
Resolution of practical problems in the classroom: 30.0%
Theoretical-practical test: 70.0%

Bibliography

Branco, F. G., Apontamentos de Materiais de Construção (em fascículos), 2005.

Quaresma, C. F , Apontamentos de Materiais de Construção (em fascículos), 1994.

Sousa Coutinho, A. – Fabrico e Propriedades do Betão. 2ª edição, LNEC, Lisboa, 1988 (2 vol.).

Serra e Sousa, A., Mendes da Silva, J. A. (Coords.) “Manual de Alvenaria de Tijolo”, Apicer, 2000.

Serra e Sousa, A., Abrantes, V. (Coords.) “Manual de Aplicação de Telhas Cerâmicas”, Apicer, 1998.

Serra e Sousa, A., Freitas, V. P, Mendes da Silva, J. A. (Coords.) “Manual de Aplicação de Revestimentos Cerâmicos”, Apicer, 2003.