2021 Environmental and Structural Engineering Laboratory I

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Undergraduate major in Architecture and Building Engineering
Takeuchi Toru  Yokoyama Yutaka  Sakata Hiroyasu  Mikami Takamasa  Hotta Hisato  Ikarashi Kikuo  Yuasa Kazuhiro  Kagi Naoki  Mitsui Kazuya  Maida Yusuke  Umishio Wataru  Fujii Yutaro 
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Course description and aims

Experience the basic characteristics of building environment, structure and materials which cannot feel in the desk works, for better understanding of the theories and design methods.
For the building environment, measurements of air conditioning, and illuminance are carried out.
For the building stricture, reinforced concrete, steel structure, material property experiments are carried out.
For the building material, tests on workability and strength of concrete, strength of timber materials and building coating materials are carried out.

Student learning outcomes

I This course provides a method for obtaining the fundamental performance on the environmental engineering, structural engineering and building materials. Additionally it provides a technique for calibrating properties of the specimens.
II Experience the following items.
 1.Environmental Engineering (Air condition, Illuminance)
 2.Structural Engineering (Reinforced Concrete, Steel Structure, Material Property)
 3.Building Materials (Workability and Strength of Concrete, Strength of Timber Materials and Building Coating Materials)


Enviromental Engineering, Structural Engineering, Building Materials

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Students carry out experiments and measurements under the guidance of faculties and teaching assistants. Students have to submit reports of the experiments.
Students are divided into 4 groups in order to accomplish experiments.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation (All Faculties) Understanding the outline of the experiment and notes.
Class 2 Shear-bending test for simply supported Reinforced Concrete beam; production of beam specimen (Hotta, Sakata and Yamazaki) Understand the construction of Reinforced Concrete beam through the production of a small scale specimen.
Class 3 Shear-bending test for simply supported Reinforced Concrete beam; loading test (Hotta, Sakata and Yamazaki) Understand the collapse characteristics of reinforced concrete beams through the loading test.
Class 4 Workability experiment of concrete material (Mikami) Understand the construction methods of concrete material through the formulation
Class 5 Strength test of concrete material and polymer material (Mikami, Yokoyama) Understand the relationship between the composition and the strength of concrete materials through material tests. Evaluation of mechanical characteristics of polymer material
Class 6 Fundamental test of environmental engineering (Yuasa and Kagi) Capable to perform the measurement of temperature, relative humidity, particle matter and carbon dioxide concentration. Capability to perform the measurement of illumination level in a room, and to evaluate the light environment.
Class 7 Strength test of timber material (Mikami and Yokoyama) Understand the relationship between the species and the strength of timber materials through material tests.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend a certain length of time outside of class on preparation and review (including for assignments), as specified by the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Undergraduate Learning (東京工業大学学修規程) and the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Graduate Learning (東京工業大学大学院学修規程), for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


None required

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course documents are provided during each class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' course scores are evaluated on the basis of the reports of experiments. Full attendance and completion of all experiments are basically compulsory.

Related courses

  • ARC.A303 : Environmental and Structural Engineering Laboratory II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.

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