CE433 Concrete TechnologyIstanbul Okan UniversityDegree Programs Civil Engineering (English)General Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational Qualifications
Civil Engineering (English)
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

General course introduction information

Course Code: CE433
Course Name: Concrete Technology
Course Semester: Fall
Course Credits:
Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
3 0 3 5
Language of instruction: EN
Course Requisites:
Does the Course Require Work Experience?: No
Type of course: Department Elective
Course Level:
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE:6. Master`s Degree QF-EHEA:First Cycle EQF-LLL:6. Master`s Degree
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr.Öğr.Üyesi AHSANOLLAH BEGLARIGALE
Course Lecturer(s): Dr.Öğr.Üyesi AHSANOLLAH BEGLARIGALE
Course Assistants:

Course Objective and Content

Course Objectives: The physical and mechanical properties of concrete which is the most commonly used construction material in the world will be focused within the scope of Materials of Construction-II course. Initially, students will gain the basic knowledge about the ingredients of concrete and mixture proportioning methods. At the second stage of this course basic information on quality control and durability properties of concrete will be presented.
Course Content: CHAPTER 1 : Introduction to Concrete
Concrete Definition and Historical Development
Concrete as a Structural Material
Characteristics of Concrete
Types of Concrete
Factors Influencing Concrete Properties

CHAPTERS 2 – 3 – 4 : Materials for Making Concrete
Aggregates
Cementitious Binders
Puzolanic Admixtures
Water

CHAPTER 5 : Fresh Concrete
Workability of Fresh Concrete
Mix Design
Procedures for Concrete Mix Design
Manufacture of Concrete
Delivery of Concrete
Concrete Placing
Early-Age Properties of Concrete

CHAPTER 6 : Properties of Hardened Concrete
Strengths of Hardened Concrete
Stress–Strain Relationship and Constitutive Equations
Dimensional Stability—Shrinkage and Creep
Durability

CHAPTER 7 : Structure of Hardened Concrete
Structure of Concrete in Nanometer Scale: C–S–H Structure
Transition Zone in Concrete
Microstructural Engineering

CHAPTER 8 : Mix Design of Concrete
Procedure for concrete mix design
An example

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Learning Outcomes
1 - Knowledge
Theoretical - Conceptual
1) Students will be able to define chemical, physical, and mechanical properties of commonly used concrete ingredients.
2) Students will be able to determine the fresh and hardened properties of concrete and cement based composites.
3) Students will be able to define the pore structure and microstructure of concrete/cementitious matrix.
2 - Skills
Cognitive - Practical
1) Students will be able to combine different aggregates to achieve an appropriate gradation (particle size distribution). They will also be able to design different concrete mixtures for any specific application.
3 - Competences
Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility
1) Students will be able to make an effective literature review regarding Concrete Technology. In addition, students will develop their scientific presentation skills.
Field Specific Competence
Learning Competence
Communication and Social Competence

Lesson Plan

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) The schedule will be announced when the course starts.

Sources

Course Notes / Textbooks: Zongjin Li, Advanced Concrete Technology, Wiley.
References: Zongjin Li, Advanced Concrete Technology, Wiley.

Course-Program Learning Outcome Relationship

Learning Outcomes

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Program Outcomes
1) Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modelling methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way so as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. (Realistic constraints and conditions may include factors such as economic and environmental issues, sustainability, manufacturability, ethics, health, safety issues, and social and political issues according to the nature of the design.)
4) Ability to select and use modern techniques and tools needed for analyzing and solving complex problems encountered in engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or discipline specific research questions.
6) Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually.
7) Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language; ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions.
8) Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.
9) Knowledge on behavior according ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility and standards used in engineering practices.
10) Knowledge about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness in entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge about sustainable development.
11) Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.

Course - Learning Outcome Relationship

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
           
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modelling methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way so as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. (Realistic constraints and conditions may include factors such as economic and environmental issues, sustainability, manufacturability, ethics, health, safety issues, and social and political issues according to the nature of the design.)
4) Ability to select and use modern techniques and tools needed for analyzing and solving complex problems encountered in engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or discipline specific research questions.
6) Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually.
7) Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language; ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions.
8) Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.
9) Knowledge on behavior according ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility and standards used in engineering practices.
10) Knowledge about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness in entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge about sustainable development.
11) Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.

Learning Activity and Teaching Methods

Expression
Individual study and homework
Lesson
Lab
Homework
Report Writing
Q&A / Discussion

Assessment & Grading Methods and Criteria

Written Exam (Open-ended questions, multiple choice, true-false, matching, fill in the blanks, sequencing)
Homework
Application
Presentation
Reporting

Assessment & Grading

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Homework Assignments 1 % 10
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 50
total % 100
PERCENTAGE OF SEMESTER WORK % 50
PERCENTAGE OF FINAL WORK % 50
total % 100

Workload and ECTS Credit Grading

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 6 84
Presentations / Seminar 1 3 3
Midterms 1 3 3
Final 1 3 3
Total Workload 135