Course: Introduction to Materials

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Course title Introduction to Materials
Course code KPS/UM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Košťálová Jana, Ing.
Course content
1. Basic properties of construction materials 1 (Structural p.) 2. Basic properties of construction materials 2 (Mechanical p., Dilatometric p., Thermal p.) 3. Basic properties of construction materials 3 (Humid p., Moisture sources) 4. Masonry components 5. Structural concrete 6. Ferrous metals 7. Non-ferrous metals 8. Timber 1 9. Timber 2 10. Glass 11. Stone 12. Structural composite 13. Excursion to the factory 14. Workshop

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing)
  • Class attendance - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Basic information about properties and using of the fundamental building materials for load bearing structures. Raw materials and the technologies for basic material production. Technical properties of the building materials, quantitative description of them. Material engineering philosophy. Subsoil, types and methodical division.
The student will be capable to orientate himself in materials for load bearing structures. This is one of fundamental "inputs" for building engineering.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Practical demonstration of acquired skills

Attendance at a minimum of ten lectures (a condition that the student must meet in order to be admitted to the examination) Knowledge of the curriculum covered in the lectures is required for the examination
Recommended literature
  • HERZOG, Thomas. Timber construction manual. Boston: Birkhauser, 2004. ISBN 37-643-7025-4.
  • KIND-BARKAUSKAS, Friedbert. Concrete construction manual.. Munich: Edition Detail, 2002. ISBN 37-643-6724-5.
  • Krňanský J. Building Structures: Engineering Physical Analysis, skr.. FUA TU v Liberci, 2008.
  • Krňanský J. Materiály pro nosné konstrukce. FA TU v Liberci, 2005.
  • Pavlíková, M., Z. Pavlík a J. Hošek. Materiálové inženýrství I.. Praha ČVUT, 2011.
  • Pfeifer, G. Masanry construction manual. München, 2001.
  • SCHULITZ, Helmut C., Werner SOBEK a Karl J. HABERMANN. Steel construction manual. Boston: Birkhauser, 2000. ISBN 37-643-6181-6.
  • Svoboda L. a kol. Stavební hmoty. Bratislava, 2007. ISBN 978-80-8076-057-1.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Architecture Study plan (Version): Architecture (1) Category: Architecture 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer