Course Title : Ecomaterial and Environment-friendly Structures

Code 10F415
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Wed 1st
Location C1-117
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Hirotaka KAWANO,Atsushi HATTORI,Toshiyuki ISHIKAWA,

Course Description

Lecture on outline of impact of construntion materials to environment and influence on materials and structures from environment. Discuss how to use materials sustainably. Keywords are concrete, steel, composite materials, CO2, durability, recycle and reuse, life-cycle assessment.


Attendance( %), Report( %),Presentation( %)

Course Goals

To understand the limit of resources and effect of material use to environment. and to understand the basic theory to make environmental-friendly infrastructures from the view point of materials use.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Guidance 1 Object of the Course, Grading and Goals
product of materials and impact to environment 1 Product of cement, steel, concrete CO2 product and its influence
recycle and reuse of materials 3 Recycle and reuse of steel, metals, concrete, asphalt, plastics Technology development of construction materials
deterioration of concrete structures 1 Mechanism of deterioration of concrete structures: carbonation, salt attack, alkali-aggregate reaction Maintenance and retrofit methods
deterioration of steel structures 1 Mechanism of deterioration of steel structures: corrosion, fatigue Maintenance and retrofit methods
deterioration of composite structures 1 Mechanism of deterioration of composite structures: Maintenance and retrofit methods
life-cycle assessment of structures 1 Life-cycle assessment of structures considering initial cost as well as maintenance cost
topics and discussion 2 Recent topics on construction materials and discussion
presentation by students and discussion / feedback 4 Presentation by students on the individual topics Discussion on the topics. Feedback at the last class


No set text


Instructed in class


Basic knowledge of construction materials, concrete engineering

Independent Study Outside of Class

Check the handouts. Additional studies will also be instructed.

Web Sites

Additional Information

Questions and discusions are welcome