Academic Catalog

CE541 DURABILITY OF BUILDING MATERIALS

Course Code: 5620541
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Civil Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. SNAN TURHAN ERDOAN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Factors causing deterioration of materials. Durability of building stones. Decay and preservation of timber-Mechanisms of metal corrosion. Corrosion protection for metals. Deterioration of concrete. Mechanisms of concrete corrosion. Effects of various chemicals, sea water ground water and industrial wastes. Protective measures against concrete corrosion. Corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete.