Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
High Performance Concrete INM 652 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. KEMALETTİN YILMAZ
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants

Res. Asst. Kutalmış Recep AKÇA

Course Category
Course Objective

The compressive strength and durability expected from concrete in the past is not enough for the architectural designs which do not know borders today and they are looking for new kinds of materials or concrete that will answer the need. In special projects, properties such as high compressive strength, ductility, penetration ability, high early strength and resistance to very severe environmental effects expected from concrete are expected. Today, one of the materials that can respond to these expectations is the new generation high performance concrete which is increasingly used. The number of experts in this field is limited with increasing usage in our country. In this context, the high performance concrete course will be a basic course for students who want to specialize in their studies or who want to do doctoral dissertation work.

Course Content

Introduction to high performance concrete, Definitions and concepts Materials used in high performance concrete, High strength cement puzzolans, High strength aggregates, Fibers, Mixing theories of high performance concrete, Mooney suspension theory, Fuller mixture theory, Mixture package programs and applications, Chemical additives used in high performance concrete, Plasticizers, Impermeability providers, Curing additives antifreeze and Industrial floor concrete, Polypropylene fiber reinforced concrete, Self-compacting fiber-reinforced concrete, Reactive powder concretes, Cement slurry injected intensive fiber reinforced concrete (SIFCON), Mixed fiber reinforced concrete

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Know definitions and concepts about high performance concrete. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction to high performance concrete, definitions and concepts
2 Materials used in high performance concrete
3 Mixing theories of high performance concrete, Fuller mixture theory
4 Mooney suspension theory
5 Mixture package programs and applications
6 Chemical additives used in high performance concrete
7 High performance fiber concrete production and industrial field concrete applications
8 Mechanical tests on high performance fibrous concrete
9 Durability tests on high performance fiber concrete
10 Self-compacting fiber-reinforced concrete and its experiments
11 Reactive powder concretes and experiments
12 Cement slurry injected fiber reinforced concrete (SIFCON) and its experiments
13 Mixed fiber reinforced concrete and experiments
14 Composite concrete designs using different high performance concrete jointly
Course Notes <p>[1] Shah, S.P. and Ahmad, S.H. (Editors), &ldquo;High Performance Concretes and Applications&rdquo;, Edward Arnold, London, 1994.&nbsp;<br /> [2] A&iuml;tcin PC., &ldquo;High Performance Concrete (Modern Concrete Technology)&rdquo;, CRC Press, 1998.<br /> [3] Concrete Research Group, &ldquo;Ultra High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete&rdquo;, 2010.</p>
Course Resources

[4] Richard, P. and Cheyrezy, M.H., “Reactive Powder Concretes with High Ductility and 200-800 MPa Compressive Strength”, Bouygues, Internal Report, 1994. 
[5] Sarkar, S.L., “The Importance of Microstructure in Evaluating Concrete, In Adavances in Concrete Techonology, ed. V.M. Malhotra, Second Edition, CANMET, Ottawa, 1994, pp. 125-160. [6] [6] Markovic, I., “High-Performance Hybrid-Fibre Concrete, Delft University Press, 2006.
[7] Gustavo J. PM, “High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete in Earthquake-Resistant Construction” Building Blocks - Discussion & updates on structural materials, 2007.
[8] Arslan G., Taflan K.S., Haberveren S., Taşdemir M.A., “Yüksek Performanslı Çimento Esaslı Kompozitlerin Tasarımı, Mekanik Davranışı ve Uygulama Alanları” İMO, 2011.
[9] Yu R., Spiesz P., Brouwers H.J.H., “Mix design and properties assessment of Ultra-High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC)”, Cement and Concrete Research, 2014.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 ability to access wide and deep information with scientific researches in the field of Engineering, evaluate, interpret and implement the knowledge gained in his/her field of study X
2 ability to complete and implement “limited or incomplete data” by using the scientific methods. X
3 ability to consolidate engineering problems, develop proper method(s) to solve and apply the innovative solutions to them X
4 ability to develop new and original ideas and method(s), to develop new innovative solutions at design of system, component or process X
5 gain comprehensive information on modern techniques, methods and their borders which are being applied to engineering X
6 ability to design and apply analytical, modelling and experimental based research, analyze and interpret the faced complex issues during the design and apply process X
7 gain high level ability to define the required information and data X
8 ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and to take responsibility to define approaches for complex situations X
9 systematic and clear verbal or written transfer of the process and results of studies at national and international environments X
10 aware of social, scientific and ethical values guarding adequacy at all professional activities and at the stage of data collection, interpretation, and announcement X
11 aware of new and developing application of profession and ability to analyze and study on those applications X
12 ability to interpret engineering application’s social and environmental dimensions and it’s compliance with the social environment
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Ödev 20
1. Performans Görevi (Laboratuvar) 10
2. Performans Görevi (Laboratuvar) 10
3. Performans Görevi (Laboratuvar) 10
4. Performans Görevi (Laboratuvar) 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 4 64
Mid-terms 1 12 12
Assignment 1 16 16
Performance Task (Laboratory) 4 5 20
Total Workload 160
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.4
dersAKTSKredisi 6