230.062 Material Science of viscoelastic, organic construction materials
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, LU, 4.0h, 4.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: LU Laboratory Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

- understand the links between rheology, spectroscopy and microscopy of viscoelastic, organic construction materials, using bitumen as an example.

- interpret essential parameters for the description of these building materials

- formulate own research questions for scientific studies (diploma thesis, dissertation)

Subject of course

Theoretical introduction (introductory lecture) with background on viscoelastic, organic building materials, rheology, spectroscopy and microscopy.

Current research and findings in this field

Practical work in the laboratory with bituminous materials incl. rheological analysis methods, various spectroscopic and microscopic methods for describing the mechanical behaviour, the chemical composition and the microstructure

In-depth data evaluation and interpretation

Teaching methods

Theoretical introduction

Lab tutorial

Mode of examination




Examination modalities

Oral Exam

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.10.2023 08:00 31.10.2023 08:00 31.10.2023 08:00



No lecture notes are available.


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