ENGG(SERC) 3-914: Advanced Cementitious Composites and Characterization of Materials (L-T-P-C) :3-0-1-3

Course Coordinator: Dr. B.H. Bharath Kumar

Fiber-Reinforced Cementitious Composites, High-Strength Cementitious Composites, Polymers in Concrete, Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete, Self-Compacting Concrete, Engineered Cementitious Composite, High-Volume Fly Ash Concrete, Structural Lightweight Concrete, Heavyweight Concrete – Constituent materials– Properties and Applications, Introduction to materials and Techniques, its importance, structure sensitive/insensitive properties, structure-property correlation, levels of characterization (macro, meso and micro).Generation of X-rays, characteristic X-ray spectrum, Bragg’s Law, Diffraction methods, Principle, equipment and applications, structure factor, Bravais lattice, filters and counters/detectors, applications of X-ray diffraction in materials characterization. Optical microscopy – principle of working, importance and applications, sample preparation, theoretical and practical resolution, numerical aperture, principle of image formation, microscope construction and working, effective/empty magnification, Advanced Microscopic Techniques, Absorption, transmission, reflection