Module title: Civil Engineering Materials

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR07100
Module leader: Dongyang Sun
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Civil and Transportation
Prerequisites

None

2019/0, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Dongyang Sun
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Lectures:
The lecturer will cover the manufacture as well as the main properties and uses of materials commonly used in civil
engineering: concrete (LO1,2), steel and non-ferrous metals (LO1,3), bricks, blocks and mortars (LO1,4) and glass (LO1,5).
Guidelines and examples of producing concise laboratory reports will be given in class to aid students ahead of their report
submissions (LO6). Following this plan, Tthe learning outcomes LO1 to LO6 are fully covered during the delivery of these
lectures.
Practical sessions/Labs:
Cover the testing of civil engineering materials and writing concise laboratory reports in which all the learning outcomes from
LO1 to LO6 are included, depending on the material tested as explained above.
Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
This module has a practical component that helps the development of additional skills through lab work, like time management,
group working and communication skills.
Assessment (formative or summative)
Laboratory reports are the main assessment tool and they are used to stimulate the students to understand the behaviour of
different materials used in civil engineering structures and discover their physical and mechanical properties. Practical
sessions are used to provide formative feedback as necessary. The laboratory work covers the following Learning Outcomes
for this module: LO1, 2, 3, 4 and 6, depending on the material tested as explained above.
Research / teaching linkages
Staff undertake scholarly and research activities on project subjects. Relevant research findings are delivered within the
module and students given opportunity to observe how fundamental lab work feeds into research.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 48
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 130
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 30 1,2,6 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Report 15 3,6 23 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Report 15 6 25 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Class Test 20 1,2 13 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Class Test 20 1,3,4,5 30 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Concrete: Cement manufacture, composition and properties of cement, aggregate sources and testing, use of aggregate in concrete, design of concrete mixes, properties of fresh concrete, workability and bleeding of concrete, self-compacting concrete, lightweight and high density concrete, hardened concrete strength and durability, use of additives and admixtures in concrete, pumped concrete, accelerated curing of concrete, non-destructive testing of concrete, sustainability and recycling, quality control;
Steel: Manufacture, structure, heat treatment, types of steel, properties, structural use, welding and connections, non-destructive test of welding, corrosion formation and prevention;
Non-ferrous metals: Copper, zinc, lead, aluminium;
Masonry: Manufacture of bricks and blocks, types of bricks, classification, mortar, bonding and defects;

Glass: definition and manufacture, behaviour and testing, production techniques, typical applications in construction, defects.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Learning Outcomes of the module
Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: identify material properties and explain their applicability to material selection and mechanical behaviour of structural elements
LO2: describe the: (1) production, properties and tests for materials used in concrete; (2) fresh and hardened properties and tests in concrete; (3) the manufacture, properties and testing of steel for use in structures and other civil engineering applications;
LO3: summarise the use of steel and non-ferrous metals (copper, zinc, lead, aluminium) in civil engineering; welding and corrosion;
LO4: present the manufacture of clay and calcium bricks, types of mortar used in construction of brick and block walls
LO5: describe the production, properties and tests for glass, review structural applications for glass and their limitationsLO6: prepare concise laboratory reports on tests on civil engineering materials.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - N.JACKSON, R.DHIR (1996) CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS: PALGRAVE, 5th ed.
Core - A.M.NEVILLE, J.J.BROOKS (2010) CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY: PEARSON, 2nd ed.
Core - MIKE FORDE (EDITOR) ICE MANUAL OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS: GBR INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, 1st ed.
P.A. CLAISSE (2016) CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS: BH, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780081002759
E. HYSLOP, A. MCMILLAN, I. MAXWELL (2006) STONE IN SCOTLAND: UNESCO PUBLISHING, IAEG, BGS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9789231040313
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