BA5070

Smart Materials, Techniques and Equipments for Infrastructure

HBS > Sectoral Specializations > Smart Materials, Techniques and Equipments for Infrastructure
Course ID
BA5070
Level
Post Graduation
Semester
Semester III

OBJECTIVES:
• To give an exposure on the advanced materials, techniques and equipments used in infrastructure industry.

UNIT I SPECIAL CONCRETES
Concrete -Behavior of concrete – High strength and high performance concrete – Fibre reinforced concrete – Self compacting concrete – Bacterial concrete -Reactive powder concrete – Ready mix concrete -Geopolymer concrete -Alternative materials for concrete.

UNIT II METALS
Steels – New alloy steels – Coatings to reinforcement – Cold formed steel -Aluminum and its products -Applications. Composites: Plastics – Reinforced polymers- FRP -Applications. Smart and intelligent materials: smart and intelligent materials for intelligent buildings – Special features.

UNIT III ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES
Sub structure construction: Box jacking- Pipe jacking- Under water construction of diaphragm walls and basement- Tunneling techniques-Cable anchoring and grouting- Driving diaphragm walls, sheet piles, laying operations for built up offshore system- Shoring for deep cutting- Large reservoir construction -Trenchless technology.

UNIT IV SUPERSTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION FOR BUILDINGS
Vacuum dewatering of concrete flooring- Concrete paving technology- Techniques of construction for continuous concreting operation in tall buildings of various shapes and varying sections – Launching techniques suspended form work -Erection techniques of tall structures, large span structures- Launching techniques for heavy decks -Inset pre-stressing in high rise structures, aerial transporting, handling, erecting lightweight components on tall structures.

UNIT V CONSTRUCTION OF SPECIAL STRUCTURES
Erection of lattice towers and rigging of transmission line structures- Construction sequence in cooling towers, silos, chimney, sky scrapers, bow string bridges, cable stayed bridges – Launching and pushing of box decks -Advanced construction techniques of offshore structures- Construction sequence and methods in domes and prestress domes -Support structure for heavy equipment and conveyor and machinery in heavy industries -Erection of articulated structures, braced domes and space decks. Demolition Techniques -Advanced techniques and sequence in demolition and dismantling.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES:
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to
• explain the properties and applications of special concretes, composites, smart and intelligent materials
• identify and explain advanced construction techniques used for sub structure construction
• select appropriate techniques for super structure construction of buildings
• select suitable techniques for construction of special structures
• choose relevant technique for demolition and dismantling works

REFERENCES:

  1. Jerry Irvine, “Advanced Construction Techniques”, C.A. Rocketr, 1984
  2. Patrick Powers, “Construction Dewatering: New Methods and Applications”, John Wiley & Sons, 1992
  3. Robertwade Brown, “Practical foundation Engineering handbook”, McGraw Hill Publications, 1995.
  4. Sankar S.K. and Saraswathi. S, “Construction Technology”, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2008.