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CE (Civil Engineering)
530
032230
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Properties of Concrete and Advanced Cement-Based Composites
Prop Conc Adv Cemt-Based Comp
College of Engineering
Civil Engineering (14CE)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
1
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
CE594Spring 138
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Distance Education (DELTA)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Mohammad Pour-Ghaz
Assistant Professor
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture1010NoNA
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC55NoNA
Prerequisite: CE 332 and CE 313
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This course consists of three parts. First part covers basic properties of cements, mineral/chemical admixtures, and concrete production. Second part covers mechanical properties including compressive and tensile strength, multi-axial loading, composite models, and fracture mechanics. Models of porosity and microstructures are also discussed. Third part covers durability and deterioration mechanisms including corrosion of steel in concrete, mass transport, service life prediction. Advanced laboratory techniques are discussed. This course also covers emerging topics such as geopolymers and aluminate cements.

The premature deterioration of concrete infrastructure is a major concern for infrastructure owners and operators. The rate of deterioration is a function of physical and chemical properties of the cementitious binder, and therefore it is essential for structural engineers to be familiar with these properties. In addition, different classes of non-portland cementitious materials are being introduced in an effort to decrease the environmental implications of cement production. It is important for structural engineers to be familiar with the mechanical and durability performance of these new cementitious materials. During the last two decades our understanding of the properties of the cementitious materials, their microstructure, and deterioration mechanisms have significantly improved. The main goal of this course is to provide structural engineers with fundamental understanding of: properties of cementitious materials, microstructure of portland cement and non-portland cement binder systems, and deterioration mechanisms and factors influencing the deterioration rate. This course is needed because the knowledge will help structural engineers design more durable concrete structures, and no existing course cover this material in a systematic manner.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
GEP Categories

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Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
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Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of EngineeringElizabeth C. DickeyNo objection,

No overlap is observed with MSE curriculum.
Dr. Pour-Ghaz has offered this course in the past and plans to continue to offer it, and therefore no additional faculty resources are needed.

Student Learning Outcomes

Design concrete materials for different exposures according to ACI 318 and Portland Cement Association (PCA) guidelines


Design concrete materials for specific applications that are not covered by codes  


Design internally cured concrete for structural and pavement applications


Explain the microstructure development in portland cement systems


Explain the deterioration mechanisms and factor affecting durability of concrete


Explain the fundamental difference between portland cement and non-portland cement binders


Use service life prediction models for concrete structures as design tools while understanding their limitation


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Homework20NA
Midterm30NA
Final Exam45NA
presentation5NA
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction to Concrete and Cement Production1Lecture
Cement Hydration 1 Lecture
Water/Aggregates/Admixtures1Lecture
Misture Proportioning, Batching, Mixing, transport, placement and finishing1Lecture
Fresh Properties, Curing Concrete, Maturity and Quality Control 1Lecture
Water/Aggregates/Admixtures Supplementary Cementitious1Lecture
Porosity and Powers Model 3Lecture
Mechanical Properties and Loading2Lecture
Fracture Mechanics of Concrete3Lecture
Volume Stability: Shrinkage and creep measurement 2Lecture
Mid-term exam 1 Class
Transport Phenomena: Saturated Flow, unsaturated flow and diffusion2Lecture
Durability I: Corrosion, ASR, Freeze thaw3Lecture
Durability IV: Other degradations 1Lecture
Internal Curing 1Lecture
Geopolymers and Inorganic Binders 2Lecture
Low Clinker binders and limestone replacement 2Lecture
Aluminate Cements 2Lecture
ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-Concerned with low enrollment for specialty courses.

ghodge 8/26/2015 is this a possible elective in the CE program which would justify the enrollmet projections? Ready for ABGS meeting

Department notes that this is not a required course, which accounts for lower enrollments. The instructor hopes that the switch from Special Topics to a graded course will help increase enrollment.
reeves (Thu, 14 May 2015 00:06:07 GMT): The topical outline does not define how much time is spent on each topic. Are these 75 minute lectures? 50 minute lectures? Either way, the total units does not add up to the total number of class meetings in the semester.
reeves (Thu, 14 May 2015 00:07:02 GMT): Rollback: Time does not add up to the time available in a semester.
ghodge (Thu, 28 May 2015 14:33:00 GMT): file uploaded is not the syllabus; lectures hours do not add up- need more information
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