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CVL 533

Concrete Materials

Introduction to concrete as a construction material: performance requirements, strength, and durability. Aggregates: types, processing, beneficiation, testing, and quality control. Reclaimed concrete aggregates: uses and properties. Portland cement of different types: raw materials, manufacturing, composition, physical properties, testing, blended cement, hydration, and porosity. Supplementary Cementing materials: types, properties, hydration, and effects on concrete. Design of concrete mixtures for different applications. Chemical admixtures: types and uses. Mixing, placing, finishing, fresh and hardened properties and quality control testing of concrete. Concrete durability: freezing and thawing, reinforcement corrosion and chemical attacks. Volume change in concrete: shrinkage of different types, deformation and creep.
Weekly Contact: Lab: 2 hrs. Lecture: 3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1


CEN 199 and CVL 320





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