ENGG(SERC)3-912L: Characterization techniques for cementitious materials -Lab (L-T-P-C) : 0-0-1-1

Course coordinator: Dr. A. Rama Chandra Murthy

Spectroscopic Methods: Principle, Protocol, Analysis and Interpretation of (a)X-ray fluorescence (XRF) – Elemental and Oxide analysis,(b)X-ray diffraction (XRD) – Phase identification of crystalline materials,(c)Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) – Identification of the functional groups ; Microscopic Methods: Principle, Sample preparation, Protocol, Analysis and Interpretation of (a) Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) – Morphological or Surface level examination of the materials particle size analysis – Distribution of particles and their sizes:Principle, Protocol, Analysis and Interpretation. Thermal analysis – Phase changes of material with respect to temperature, Principle, Protocol, Analysis and Interpretation.

 Pore Size analysis: Determination of the pore size and their distributions