101-0615-01L Materials Lab Exercises
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2021|
|Lecturers||R. J. Flatt, U. Angst, I. Burgert, D. Kammer, H. Richner, F. Wittel|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||German|
|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|