Course Title : Theory of Structural Materials, Adv.

Code 10A832
Course Year Master Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Tue 3rd
Location C1-191
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Yoshio Kaneko,

Course Description

Compositions, constitutive laws and applications of major structural materials including concrete and steel are lectured. Demanded performances of structural materials are explained from the view point of mutual dependencies between materials and structural systems. Furthermore, newly developed high performance materials (HPM), structural systems using HPM, and environmental control technique using structural materials are discussed.


Evaluation will be made based on attendance to lectures and submissions of assignments.

Course Goals

1) To understand Compositions, constitutive laws and applications of major structural materials including concrete and steel as well as continual process of research, development and design from the material level up to the structural level. 2) To understand engineering meanings of structural materials in development of new structural systems and research trend of new structural materials. 3) To understand how to apply the varied structural materials into new structural systems and development of environmental control systems.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Guidance and Structural Material (1) Basic Theory 4 Basic properties, plastic theory, fracture theory, and softening characteristics of cementitious composites and steel are lectured. Fundamental principle of material constitutive laws and mathematical model of materials are explained.
Structural Material (2) New material 5 Research trend and application of new materials are lectured. Fiber reinforced cementitious composites, intelligent-smart material, application of structural materials into new structural systems are explained.
Structural Material (3) Environmental Control 1 Environmental controls of concrete and metallic materials are lectured. Health monitoring of concrete, environmental control systems using steel, production and environment of metallic materials are explained.


Not assigned.


H. Mihashi, K. Rokugo and M. Kunieda (Editors): “Crack of Concrete and Fracture Mechanics,” Gihodo Publisher, Tokyo, July 2010, (in Japanese).


Basic knowledge on concrete, steel and structures.

Independent Study Outside of Class

Web Sites

Additional Information

It is encouraged to ask questions and attend with positive mind.