BSK 1 - Important Information

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Building Materials Science 1 is offered every winter semester.

For the Courses of Study

  • Civil Engineering
    1st semester
  • Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering Specialization
    1st semester
  • Mobility and Transport
    1st semester
  • Teacher Training: Structural Engineering and Underground Engineering
    1st semester
  • Environmental Engineering
    1st semester


Physical and chemical basics of materials science, such as

  • Bond types
  • Bond energy
  • Ductility
  • Phase diagrams
  • Thermal expansion and conductivity
  • Density
  • Deformation properties
  • Stress-strain diagrams
  • Basics of the Theory of Composite Materials
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Metallic materials: steel and aluminium - Material properties, reinforcing steel, testing, corrosion

Learning objectives

  • Basic understanding of the correlation between bond properties and strength
  • understanding of the processes during material deformation
  • material behaviour of concrete and metals as basis for the design of steel reinforced concrete members
  • principles of the boundary conditions of metal corrosion for the structural design

Admissions Requirements

Admissions requirements for the lecture: none
Admissions requirements for the written exam: none


Written exam lasting 120 minutes, grading: graded, weighting: 100 percent
Optional homework: up to 10 homework assignments are assigned per semester. Each homework is considered as passed when at least 40 percent is earned. The result is credited to the total points of the written exam - maximum five percent.