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KT8309 - Thermodynamic modelling of cementitious systems

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Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

Course content

Mass balance calculations for cementitious systems. Fundamentals of thermodynamic modelling. Prediction of pore solutions, hydration and phase changes.

Learning outcome

The course should provide the students with an understanding of the possibilities and limitations of thermodynamic modelling and enable them to do typical calculations independently and to interpret the obtained results. Knowledge - Understanding of the principles of mass balance calculations - Understanding of the principles of thermodynamic modelling - Basic knowledge on thermodynamic data - Basic knowledge on the possibilities of mass balance calculations and short introduction to thermodynamic modelling - Awareness of errors and pitfalls Skills - Ability to use - ternary diagrams to calculate hydrate composition of cementitious materials, considering limitations and pitfalls - GEMS to calculate hydrate composition of cementitious materials - GEMS to calculate saturation indices - GEMS to assess chemical interaction with the environment General competence: - Ability to reflect and argue on a scientific basis - Ability to use thermodynamic modelling for interpretation of experimental data.

Learning methods and activities

Four days intensive course. Lectures and exercises including presentations by participants. Reading and preparation of a short presentation before course. A short written report applying the acquired knowledge and skills to own research. The lectures, exercises and reporting are in English. To pass the course participation and an approved report are required. A fee covering lecture material, meals etc. will be applied.

Compulsory assignments

  • Report

Further on evaluation

For a re-take of an examination a new report needs to be written.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Lecture notes as well as supplementary journal and conference papers.

More on the course

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  5.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level

Coursework

No

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering- and Environmental Geophysics
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Thermodynamics
  • Building Materials
  • Building Materials
  • Concrete Technology
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Structural Engineering

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Examination

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Examination

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