Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2021Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K8169040 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name コンクリート工学
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Concrete Engineering
カワイ ケンジ,オガワ ユウコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Weds1-4:ENG 102
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 13 : Civil Engineering
Eligible Students Students in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Program
Keywords SDG_11, Construction material, Properties of fresh concrete, Properties of hardened concrete, Mix proportion design 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
This subject is related to (B) ability to find problems and (C) ability to understand the components of problems in the learning and educational goals of the program. 
Criterion referenced
Program of Civil and Environmental Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Ability to structuralize problems
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Ability to discover problems 
Class Objectives
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To learn fundamental properties of constituent materials, fundamental properties of concrete, the design method of mix proportion and mechanical properties of hardened concrete regarding the key material of concrete with which civil infrastructures are constructed.
The evaluation items of 'knowledge and understanding' and 'ability and skill' are as follows:
1. To understand the properties of materials used for concrete and the physical and chemical properties of concrete, and to give structural and chemical problems which concrete structures are facing ((B) ability to find problems, (C) ability to understand the components of problems)
2. To find conditions necessary in the mix proportion in terms of the performances required to concrete, and to promptly conduct the mix proportion design ((C) ability to understand the components of problems) 
Class Schedule lesson1 Guidance, concrete in civil infrastructures (Kawai Kenji, Ogawa Yuko)
lesson2 Kinds and characteristics of cement (Kawai Kenji, Ogawa Yuko)
lesson3 Aggregates (Kawai Kenji, Ogawa Yuko)
lesson4 Mineral admixtures (Kawai Kenji, Ogawa Yuko)
lesson5 Chemical admixtures (Kawai Kenji, Ogawa Yuko)
lesson6 Properties of fresh concrete (Kawai Kenji, Ogawa Yuko)
lesson7 Durability of concrete (carbonation and chloride attack) (Kawai Kenji, Ogawa Yuko)
lesson8 Durability of concrete (alkali silica reaction, chemical attack, frost damage) (Kawai Kenji, Ogawa Yuko)
lesson9 Midterm examination (Kawai Kenji, Ogawa Yuko)
lesson10 Properties of hardened concrete (factors affecting strength) (Kawai Kenji, Ogawa Yuko)
lesson11 Properties of hardened concrete (strength properties) (Kawai Kenji, Ogawa Yuko)
lesson12 Properties of hardened concrete (volume change) (Kawai Kenji, Ogawa Yuko)
lesson13 Mix proportion design of concrete (basic of mix proportion) (Kawai Kenji, Ogawa Yuko)
lesson14 Mix proportion design of concrete (modification of mix proportion, mix proportion at job site) (Kawai Kenji, Ogawa Yuko)
lesson15 Mix proportion design of concrete (relationships between mix proportion and strength/durability) (Kawai Kenji, Ogawa Yuko)

lesson 16 Final examination (Kawai Kenji, Ogawa Yuko) 
Ei-ichi Tazawa Ed.: Ace concrete engineering, Asakura Publishing Co. Ltd.(2002), ISBN4254264763, \3,780 (in Japanese)
Reference books
Kazusuke Kobayashi, Keizo Shutto, Itoshi Izumi and Hiroshi Mutsuyoshi: Pictorial concrete encyclopedia, Ohmsha Ltd.(2001), ISBN427410284X, \3,675 (in Japanese) 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Textbook, handouts, PC(PowerPoint) 
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Preparation and
Previous lessons should be reviewed before the next lesson. 
Grading Method Every week quiz (20%), Reports (20%), Midterm examination (30%) and Final examination (30%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message This subject is provided in Japanese. The textbook and handouts are also written in Japanese. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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