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FAF3115 Concrete and Other Cement Based Materials 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAF3115 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

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

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • 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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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.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web FAF3115

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Adj prof Björn Lagerblad, 010-5166818,, Doc Anders Ansell, 08-7908041,

Supplementary information

Language of insrtuction: English only

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Concrete Structures