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Title: Modern Construction Materials
Department: Civil Engineering
Author: Dr. Ravindra Gettu
University: IIT Madras
Type: WebLink
Abstract: The course will cover the fundamentals of materials science including the formation of chemical bonds, the properties of the states of matter, the development and the basic characteristics of the structure of materials, phase diagrams, concepts of rheology, mechanical behavior and simple failure models, deterministic and stochastic fracture mechanics, and the treatment of composites. The construction materials treated in the course will include bricks and stone, metals and alloys, wood and wood products, concrete and other cement'based materials, and asphalt.
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