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CE 344 – MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION
(2014 Spring Semester)
Website: http://www2.ce.metu.edu.tr/~ce344/
Section Instructor
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MERAL ÇAĞLA
YAMAN İSMAİL ÖZGÜR
TOKYAY MUSTAFA
MERAL ÇAĞLA
ERDOĞAN SİNAN TURHAN
Office
Schedule
K1-235
K1-251
K1-230
K1-235
K1-231
Mon 08:40 10:30 CES2
Mon 08:40 10:30 CES3
Mon 08:40 10:30 TH8
Tue 08:40 10:30 TH1
Tue 08:40 10:30 CES1
Wed 13:40 15:30 TH7
Wed 13:40 15:30 TH8
Wed 13:40 15:30 TH2
Thu 10:40 12:30 TH7
Thu 10:40 12:30 TH6
Teaching Assistants
Meltem Tangüler, K1-110B
Burhan Aleessa Alam, K1-110A
Murat Şahin, K1-110C
Mehran Ghasabeh K1-227
Hasan Eser, K1-110D
Grading
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Two midterms (~40%), laboratory reports (~15%), quizzes (10%), final exam (~35%)
Important Notes
(01) Labs
(02) Calculators
(03) Web page
(04) Objections
(05) Honor
statement
Laboratory work is an essential part of the course. Lab reports of those that did not attend
the laboratory session will NOT be accepted. There will be no make-ups for lab sessions.
Use of programmable calculators in the exams is strictly forbidden.
Students are responsible for checking the webpage regularly for announcements:
http://www2.ce.metu.edu.tr/~ce344/
Objections are permitted only during announced times. The objections that are made
later than the announced times are not accepted.
Each student is expected to work independently on all exams (including quizzes). Failure
to adhere to this policy will result in the receipt of a failing grade besides normal
disciplinary action.
Text Book (*)
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T.Y. Erdoğan, Materials of Construction, ODTÜ, Ankara, 2002
References (*)
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P.K. Mehta, P. J. M. Monteiro, Concrete: Microstructure, Properties, and Materials, Mc Graw-Hill
Professional, 2005.
2 A.M. Neville, Properties of Concrete, Pitman Pub., London, 1981.
3 A.P. Mills, H.D. Hayward, L.F. Rader, Materials of Construction, Their Manufacture and Properties,
Wiley, New York, 1955.
4 M.L. Gambhir, Concrete Technology, Tata McGraw-Hill Pub. Co., New Delhi, 1986.
5 N. Jackson, Civil Engineering Materials, Macmillan, London, 1976.
6 S. Mindess and J.F. Young, Concrete, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
7 T.Y. Erdoğan, Admixtures for Concrete, ODTÜ, Ankara, 1997.
8 T.Y. Erdoğan, Beton, ODTÜ, Ankara, 2003 (in Turkish).
9 T.Y. Erdoğan, Sorular ve Yanıtlarıyla Beton Malzemeleri, THBB, İstanbul, 2005 (in Turkish).
10 W.H. Taylor, Concrete Technology and Practice, American Elsevier Pub. Co., New York, 1969.
(*) Available in the METU library
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Week Dates
Topic
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17-Feb
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24-Feb - 28-Feb
3-Mar
- 7-Mar
10-Mar - 14-Mar
17-Mar - 21-Mar
24-Mar - 28-Mar
Specific date TBA
31-Mar - 4-Apr
7-Apr
- 11-Apr
14-Apr - 18-Apr
21-Apr - 25-Apr
28-Apr - 2-May
5-May - 9-May
Specific date TBA
1.
12-May
- 16-May
19-May - 23-May
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21-Feb
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INTRODUCTION to MATERIALS of CONSTRUCTION
GYPSUM
LIME
PORTLAND CEMENT
(1st Lab around these dates)
5. POZZOLANS
1st MIDTERM EXAMINATION
6. AGGREGATES
(2nd Lab around these dates)
7. CONCRETE
(3rd Lab around these dates)
2nd MIDTERM EXAMINATION
8. CLAY BRICKS
9. FERROUS METALS, ALLOYS, AND CONCRETE REINFORCEMENT
10. POLYMERS
(*) The detailed course schedule is available at the course web page.
Some Important Dates
February 17, 2014
February 24 – 28, 2014
April 23, 2014
April 25, 2014
May 1, 2014
May 19, 2014
May 23, 2014
May 26 – June 7, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 16, 2014
June 18 – 20, 2014
June 18 – 21, 2014
June 16 - 22, 2014
June 22, 2014
June 16 - 17 and 22 - 23, 2014
June 23, 2014
Classes Begin
Add-Drop and Advisor Approvals
National Holiday (National Sovereignty and Children's Day, Wednesday)
Last day for withdrawal from courses
Labor and Solidarity Day (Thursday)
National Holiday (Commemoration of Atatürk & Youth and Sports Festival,
Monday)
Last Day of Classes; undergraduate and graduate programs (except for
thesis work and specialization field courses)
Final examinations
Last day to submit the final grades (by 24:00)
Announcement of final grades
Resit Examinations
The period to submit grades of resit examinations (until 24:00)
The period to submit grades of Incomplete (I) (until 24:00)
Announcement of resit examinations’ grades
Approval of the corrections of errors in grading made in spring semester
by the department chairs (until 24:00)
Announcement of Incomplete (I) grades
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