Robert J. Flatt: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017
|Name||Prof. Dr. Robert J. Flatt|
Institut für Baustoffe (IfB)
ETH Zürich, HIF E 91.1
|Telephone||+41 44 633 28 90|
|Department||Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering|
|101-0615-01L||Materials III||4 credits||4P||R. J. Flatt, I. Burgert, P. Lura, H. Richner, F. Wittel|
|Abstract||Introduction into the basic and practical knowledge of important building materials and testing methods.|
|Objective||Introduction into the basic and practical knowledge of important building materials and testing methods.|
|Content||o Introduction of material testing equipment, with various examples of experiments on metals (tensile behaviour, hardness, bending and impact loading).|
o Theoretical background and practical aspects of concrete technology: mixture design, casting and setting; determination of mechanical properties.
o Properties of bricks and mortar: individual materials and the composite brickwork. Parameters like strength, Young’s modulus, water absorption and thermal conductivity are determined.
o Understanding the characteristic properties of wood: anisotropy, hygroscopic behaviour, shrinkage and swelling, and effect of size on strength. Introduction to test-methods for wood and wood-products.
o Introduction into the basics of scanning electron microscopy: practical exercises with the Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM).
o Introduction to fundamentals of Finite Element Methods and their application in examples.
o Introduction to durability of building materials and building structures: assessment of potentials for detecting and locating corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete.
|Lecture notes||For each topic a script will be provided, that can be downloaded under www.ifb.ethz.ch/education|
|101-0617-00L||Materials IV||3 credits||2G||H. J. Herrmann, I. Burgert, R. J. Flatt, F. Wittel|
|Abstract||This lecture is focused on current issues of materials research from various fields. It provides an overview on various directions of research on civil engineering materials and is intended to simplify the further choice of courses.|
|Objective||Based on the bachelor courses „Materials I-III“, current, fundamental, and important issues of specific building materials are addressed. Next to aspects of material production, usage and properties, their interaction with the environment e.g. by durability and environmental impact are addressed. This course is intended to simplify the further selection of courses.|
|Content||The lecture is segmented into 13 important problems, namely:|
1. Materials, Structures, and Sustainability
2. Granular matter: (DEM)
3. Fracture mechanics and size effects in concrete
4. Cyclic failure of asphalt (Fatigue)
5. Mechanics and failure of fiber reinforces materials
6. Wood: from the tree to the beam (multi scale approaches)
7. Transport and degradation in porous building materials
10. Foam (e.g. polymers)
11. Gluing and coating (surfaces)
12. Asbestos, nano particles and hazardous substances
13. Biomimetics in Constructions
|Lecture notes||download from www.ifb.ethz.ch/education|
|Literature||download from www.ifb.ethz.ch/education|
|Prerequisites / Notice||The lecture will be given in english.|