Table of Contents
Part 1 Fundamentals: states of matter; energy and equilibrium; atomic structure and interatomic bonding; elasticity and plasticity; surfaces; fracture and fatigue; electrical and thermal conductivity. Part 2 Metals and alloys: physical metallurgy; mechanical properties of metals; forming of metals; oxidation and corrosion; metals, their differences and uses. Part 3 Concrete: introduction; portland cements; admixtures; cement replacement materials; aggregates for concrete; properties of fresh concrete; early age properties of concrete; deformation of concrete; strength and failure of concrete; concrete mix design; non-destructive testing of hardened concrete; durability of concrete; high performance concrete. Part 4 Bituminous materials: introduction; structure of bituminous materials; viscosity and deformation of bituminous materials; strength and failure of bituminous materials; durability of bituminous materials; practice and processing of bituminous materials. Part 5 Brickwork and blockwork: introduction; materials and components for brickwork and blockwork; masonry construction and forms; structural behaviour and movement of masonry; durability and non-structural properties of masonry. Part 6 Polymers: introduction; polymers - types, properties and applications. Part 7 Fibre composites: introduction; polymer composites; introduction; fibres for polymer composites; analysis of the behaviour of polymer composites; manufacturing techniques for polymer composites; uses of polymer composites; fibre reinforced cements and concrete; properties of fibre and matrices; structure and post-cracking composite theory; fibre reinforced cements; fibre reinforced concrete. Part 8 Timber: introduction; structure of timber and the presence of moisture; deformation in timber; strength and failure in timber; durability of timber; processing of timber.
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