University of Technology Sydney

49151 Concrete Technology and Practice

6cp; 3hpw, online.
Requisite(s): ((120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10061 Bachelor of Engineering Diploma Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10066 Bachelor of Engineering Science OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10067 Bachelor of Engineering OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09067 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma Professional Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09066 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)) AND 48352 Construction Materials)
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Engineers choose concrete as the construction material of choice for civil and structural engineering applications. Concrete is the most common construction material used in the world. It can meet a diverse array of prescriptive and performance-based requirements. The constituent raw materials of concrete and its production methodology, and the placement and curing methods used, all contribute to determining the compliance of the concrete to performance-based requirements, standard testing methods and specification. Innovative concrete mixes and testing methods are continuously being developed to increase the use of concrete as an advanced construction material that can meet the demand of the highest performance requirements.

This subject provides students with an in-depth understanding and knowledge of a variety of topics relating to concrete. It provides practical examples and practical learning experiences, which allow students to understand concrete technology at an advanced level.

This subject explores:

  1. Constituent raw material components of concrete being: binders, aggregates, water, chemical admixtures
  2. Properties of concrete and the Australian Standard methods of testing concrete including: fresh concrete properties, hardened concrete properties including modes of failure and in-situ testing
  3. Concrete mix design and trial mixes and testing and reporting of properties
  4. Concrete supply and methods of transportation, placement, finishing and curing
  5. Concrete specification including compliance with supply and design standards
  6. Serviceability aspects of concrete including time dependent deformation behaviour including drying shrinkage and creep
  7. Durability aspects of concrete: corrosion of steel, and physical and chemical deterioration and aging of concrete
  8. Structural concretes and specialty concretes used in construction

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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