Single-Course Danish 5 ECTS

Construction Materials – use and testing

Overall Course Objectives

To give the students an insight into the use of the most important construction materials and knowledge of the most important material testing methods.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe characteristic properties of different important construction materials
  • Plan and accomplish relevant laboratory work
  • Document understanding for safe and appropriate laboratory behaviour
  • Select important material testing methods
  • Measure selected properties of important construction materials
  • Interpret and value measurement results
  • Organize and accomplish project work in a group
  • Present the laboratory exercises as short technical reports

Course Content

The course consists of the following laboratory exercises: Laboratory safety, testing of mortar aggregates, design of mortar mixes and testing of fresh mortar, testing of hardened mortar, wood properties, gypsum composites, Young’s modulus for steel and aluminium, steel corrosion, drying of aerated concrete.

Recommended prerequisites

12603, 41XYZ Introduction to Civil Engineering, 12603 Materials Science for Civil Engineers

Teaching Method

Laboratory exercises in groups.



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Limited number of seats

Minimum: 20.

Please be aware that this course will only be held if the required minimum number of participants is met. You will be informed 8 days before the start of the course, whether the course will be held.

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3 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 12604
Course type Bachelor
Semester start Week 23
Semester end Week 26
Days Mon-fri 8:00-17:00

7.500,00 DKK

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