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Engineering | Neithalath Lab

CEE 515: Properties of Concrete

This course explores the materials science aspects of the properties and behavior of Portland Cement Concrete, including the properties of raw materials in concrete such as cement, aggregates, mineral and chemical admixtures, and fibers.  Topic include: physical and chemical aspects of cement hydration and the role of binder types, the influence of type and morphology of hydrates, the pore and microstructure of concretes, proportioning concrete mixtures, fresh and hardened concrete properties, introduction to fracture behavior of concrete, and concrete durability issues such as freezing and thawing, sulfate attack, and corrosion of reinforcing steel. Special concretes will also be introduced.