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Course syllabus I1-MALT - Binders (FCE - SS 2018/2019)

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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty: Faculty of Civil Engineering
Course unit code: I1-MALT
Course unit title: Binders
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly (on-site method)
laboratory/construction practice2 hours weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated: 4
Recommended semester/trimester: Building Technology - master (semi-compulsory), 2. semester
Level of study: 2.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods:
Student has to properly draft all laboratory reports and assignments.
Student has to pass 3 written tests during the semester.
Results of tests obtained during the semester are included into the final evaluation of results of the final exam.
All results of the written tests obtained during the semester represents about 15% of the maximum score of the final examination.
Final exam is in written form. Criteria for success: Student should obtain at least 56% of the maximum score of the final test - for successful passing of the final exam.
Final evaluation: A 92-100%, B 83-91% C 74-82% D 65-73%, 56-64% E, FX less than 56%.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
By completing the course students will acquire knowledge about production, properties and use of air binders (gypsum binders, lime and Sorel's magnesia binder) and hydraulic binders (hydraulic lime, Roman cement, Portland cement, blended portland cements, blended cements, aluminate cement and special cements) in construction. The students also will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for laboratory testing of binders, and ability to choose and apply the binding materials in the construction practice. Finally, the students will acquire knowledge on chemical corrosion of cement composites.
Course contents:
• Classification of air binders in terms of their production, properties and use in construction.
• Gypsum binders (fast-setting plaster, slowly-setting plaster, anhydrite binder), air lime, Sorel's magnesia binder.
• Classification of hydraulic binders. Raw materials, manufacture, properties and use of hydraulic lime.
• Raw materials, production and properties of portland cement. Hydration of Portland cement.
• Microstructure of cement stone. Alkalinity of a liquid phase in the cement stone.
• Corrosion of cement stone.
• Special Portland cements. Blended Portland cements.
• Calcium aluminate cement - its production, properties, hydration and use.
Recommended or required reading:
KOTLÍK, P. Vápno. Praha: Stop, 2001. 76 p. ISBN 80-902668-8-6.
ADÁMEK, J. -- KOUKAL, J. -- NOVOTNÝ, B. Stavební materiály. Brno : CERM, 1997. 205 p. ISBN 80-214-0631-3.
BAJZA, A. Maltoviny: Hydraulické maltoviny. Bratislava : SVŠT v Bratislave, 1989. 243 p.
BAJZA, A. -- ROUSEKOVÁ, I. Technológia betónu. Bratislava: JAGA GROUP, s.r.o., 2006. 190 p. ISBN 80-8076-032-2.
ŠKVÁRA, F. Speciální technologie maltovin. Část 2. Vzdušné maltoviny. Technologické výpočty. Praha: Ediční a audiovizuální centrum VŠCHT, 1993.
PAVLÍK, V. Podklady k prednáškam "Maltoviny".  [online]. 1913. URL:;lang=sk.

Language of instruction: slovak or english
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 61

23,0 %42,6 %21,3 %6,6 %6,5 %0 %
Name of lecturer(s): doc. Ing. Vladimír Pavlík, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course) - slovak, english
Ing. Zuzana Štefunková, PhD. (instructor) - slovak
Last modification: 28. 2. 2019
Supervisor: doc. Ing. Vladimír Pavlík, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Peter Korčák on 02/28/2019.

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