Course code TBA321

TBA321 Advanced Plain Concrete

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Course responsible: Otto Christian Sørensen, Leif Daniel Houck
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:

Teaching exam periods:

This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .

Course frequency: <p>Will not be given Spring 2015.</p><p> </p><p>By assignment, minimum 10 students.</p>
First time: Study year 2010-2011
Last time: 2015H
Preferential right:

5-year Master´s programme in Structural Engeneering and Architecture. (M-BA)

Course contents:

Current types of cement, the hydration process, description of the various kinds of pores, water content in hardened cement paste, the pozzolan reaction, the filler effect, how admixtures work and their effect, deterioration of concrete caused by chemical and mechanical influence, repair/rehabilitation of concrete, placement by pumping, added air and unwanted air, the effect of aggregates and fines on the workability of newly mixed concrete, menisci-forces, determining the degree of finenes of cement, methods of testing the workability of fresh conventional and zero slump concrete, compression testing, curing technology, ready-mix production and the manufacturing of concrete products.

Learning outcome:

The students will be familiar with the composition, production, placing, curing, applications and maintenance/repair of structural concrete.

Learning activities:

Lectures, and, if possible, a construction site visit.

Teaching support:

The lecturer will be available in his office to answer questions.


Various written material published on the local UMB network`s 'Fronter', in addition to everything covered and written on the blackboard during lectures. The students are expected to produce their own comprehensive notes.


TBA210 or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites:


Mandatory activity:

Weekly homework, 80% of which has to be accepted as approved.


Written exam, 3 hours.

Nominal workload:

5 credit units. For a course of 5 credits, 150 hours of work in total is normally to be expected.

Entrance requirements:

Special requirements in Science

Reduction of credits:


Type of course:

Lectures: 2 hours pr. week


Minimum 10 students


The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate¿s exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.

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