University of Calgary

ENCI 413 - Introduction to Civil Engineering Materials - Fall 2023

Engineering properties, materials science and applications of Civil Engineering materials: strength, elasticity, fatigue, creep, shrinkage, durability, thermal deformation; introduction to fracture mechanics; microstructure and fundamental principles underlying performance; mass transport processes, corrosion and phase transformations causing deterioration. Practical examples from difference materials sectors: steel, aggregates, cement, Portland cement concrete, masonry, asphalt concrete, natural and synthetic polymers.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-2/2)


  • Engineering 201 and one of Engineering 317 or Civil Engineering 317.


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