Course Description :

Characteristics of constituent materials and the design and behavior of portland cement and bituminous concrete mixtures with demonstrated laboratory experiments.

Specific Course Objectives :
  • Experimentally determine the mechanical and material properties and derive stress-strain curves for common materials used in civil infrastructure, such as metals, polymers, wood, and concrete.
  • Quantify variability and assess why variability exists in experimentally-determined material properties.
  • Explain the nature of materials that govern microstructure and mechanical behavior for metals, polymers, polymer composites, wood, portland cement concrete, and asphalt concrete.
  • Establish the role of material properties and specifications in promoting sustainability and community resilience.
  • Recognize the critical material properties (e.g., strength, modulus, deformation, etc.) that are used to describe or design civil materials used in infrastructure facilities.
  • Characterize the basic performance parameters used in cementitious and asphaltic mixture designs, including the concrete mix design process.
  • Apply experimental design concepts as illustrated by designing and conducting an ASTM-type procedure utilizing simple principles and commonly available tools and devices.
Course Prerequisite :
C- or better in each of the following: CHEM 1035 &1045, GEOS 2104, ESM 2204, and CEE 2814
Hours & Credits :
3H, 3L, 4C
Semester Offered :
Fall, Spring