Modern Construction Materials

IIT Madras Course , Prof. Ravindra Gettu

Lecture 1: Prologue

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Modern Construction Materials by Dr. Ravindra Gettu, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras. For more details on NPTEL visit http://nptel.iitm.ac.in

Course Description :

Basics:Prologue Introduction to the course - Science, Engineering and Technology of Materials;Microstructure:Atomic Bonding - Structure of Solids - Movement of Atoms - Development of Microstructure;Material Behaviour:Surface Properties - Response to Stress - Failure Theories - Fracture Mechanics - Rheology - Thermal Properties;Structural Materials:Review of Construction Materials and Criteria for Selection - Wood and Wood Products - Polymers - Fibre Reinforced Polymers - Metals - Bituminous Materials - Concrete - Glass;Non-structural materials, accessories and finishes:Review of Non-structural Materials and Criteria for Selection - Waterproofing materials - Polymer Floor Finishes - Paints - Tiles - Acoustic Treatment - Dry walls - Anchors;Closure:Environmental Concerns - Social Perception of Construction Materials - Closure - Extra Videos and Reading Material - Visit to Showroom for Tiles, Fittings and Accessories - Sanitary Fittings - Pipes

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