MHNH4 - Technology of Building Materials

Course specification
Course titleTechnology of Building Materials
Study programmeChemical engineering
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionОблик условљености
    The goalThe goal of the subject is to introduce students to the building materials technology based on clays, production technology of mortar, to emphasize the influence of process parameters on properties of obtained building materials and to introduce students to characterization, quality control and environmental protection in building materials industry.
    The outcomeStudents learn about basic principles, types of chemical processes and appliances in technology of building materials. They are introduced to specific technologies from the field of various building materials, to their properties and applications.
    Contents of lecturesCourse introduces students to fundamental physical and chemical processes and technology of obtaining building materials based on clays as well as mortars: gypsum, lime and certain types of cement, their characterization, quality control and environmental protection during the production. Special attention is paid on high–temperature processes taking place in obtaining these materials as well as the influence of process parameters to structure and properties of building materials.
    Contents of exercisesExperimental work: DTA of gypsum, determination of granulometric composition, analysis of cement, raw mix preparation and batch calculations for Portland cement, determination of CO2 content, estimation of specific surface area, hot-stage microscopy investigation of cement, X-ray analysis of cement, Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy Analysis of building ceramics.
    1. H.F.W.Taylor, The Chemistry of Cements, Academic Press, 1972.
    2. G.S.Bye, Portland Cement-Composition, Production, Properties, Pergamon Press, 1983.
    3. F.M.Lea, Chemistry of Cement and Concrete, Arnold, 1998.
    4. W.H.Duda, Cement data Book, Bauverlag GmbH, Wiesbaden und Berlin, 1984.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures with laboratory work
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lecturesTest paper
    Practical lessons20Oral examination50