Cement Chemistry and Technology (MAT 423)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Materials Sci.& Nano Eng.(MAT)
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Mehmet Ali Gülgün m-gulgun@sabanciuniv.edu,
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Raw materials for cement manufacturing, mining and raw material handling, kiln feed preparations, kiln reactions, and problems with kiln operations, clinker phases and their properties, conversion of clinker to cement powder, cement hydration reactions, hydrated microstructure, cement paste behavior, rheology and strength development, concrete and concrete ingredients, properties of aggregates, concrete durability and issues with durability, speciality cements and speciality concrete, new applications with concrete


the students who take this Cement Chemistry and Technology course are expected to have been informed about the historical development of this very important construction material which has single handedly provided the cradle for civilization, hence the name of the engineering
related to construction is called civil engineering.
in early weeks of the course, the students are exposed to phase composition of cementitious materials
throughout the history. The students are expected to master the phase composition and production of
today's ordinary portland cement and calcium aluminate cements.
Raw materials commonly used as well as alternative greener raw materials for cementitious binders are introduced.
In the core of the semester, the students of the course are enlightened about the room temperature cementitious reactions of
this magic binder. Hydration leading to a hydraulic binder is emphasized and detailed.
in the last section of the course is devoted to concrete, the composite building materials. The students are exposed how
concrete's composition is designed according to environmental and service requirements of the constructions.
The course exposes the students also to a real production facility for cement manufacture and concrete batching facilities during a day trip to AkCanSA cement factory visit.


  Percentage (%)
Midterm 70
Exam 30