FAF3115 Concrete and Other Cement Based Materials 7.5 credits

Betong och andra cementbaserade material

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Cementitious materials, hydration mechanisms, properties of aggregates, mix design and admixtures. The effects from each basic material on mixed concrete and other cement based materials. Cementitious materials co-operation with the environment. Durability, repair methods and life-time design.

Intended learning outcomes *

The course gives a deep understanding of concrete as a composite material, its properties in the fresh, young and hardened states. The effects from the various basic materials are studied and also how these can be varied to produce concrete and other cement based materials with prescribed properties.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Background knowledge corresponding to the courses:

AF2101 Concrete Structures 7,5 hp

AF1301 Building Materials, Basic Course 7,5 hp

AF2301 Building Materials, Advanced Course 7,5 hp

Recommended prerequisites

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Neville: "Properties of concrete" (eller motsvarande) och utdelat kursmaterial.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Written examination, 7.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Participation in seminars and lectures.


Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Anders Ansell

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ABE/Concrete Structures

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Adj prof Björn Lagerblad, 010-5166818, bjorn.lagerblad@cbi.se, Doc Anders Ansell, 08-7908041, anders.ansell@byv.kth.se

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

Language of insrtuction: English only

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Concrete Structures