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Available Equipments in CoE-CRT laboratory:

We have variety of concrete testing and some of the corrosion equipments/instruments for laboratory testing or on-site testing purpose. Equipments including but not limited to the following:

  • Concrete mixer
  • Mortar mixer
  • Gecor corrosion meter
  • Vicat apparatus
  • Air permeability apparatus
  • Flexural/tensile testing machine
  • Compression testing machine
  • Universal testing machine
  • Concrete compression machine
  • Compression/flexure machine
  • Isothermal Temperature mixing/batching room
  • Creep testing frames
  • Shrinkage and creep testing apparatus
  • Curing chambers
  • Floor space for processing of aggregates
  • Concrete cylinder and cube molds
  • Moist temperature controlled curing room
  • Temperature- and humidity-controlled chamber
  • Temperature controlled water baths
  • Moisture correction scales
  • Hydration chambers
  • Aggregate shakers with concrete sieves
  • Batching scales
  • Pullout Tester
  • Self-consolidating concrete testing equipment

We also have metal testing equipments/instruments for laboratory testing or on-site testing purpose.

These metal testing equipments include but not limited to the followings: .

  • Universal material testing machine.
  • Universal tensile/compression machine
  • Wire tension meter

CoE-CRT is staffed and equipped to respond rapidly to most situations involving concrete testing and evaluation.

Our Concrete Testing Services include:

Sampling and Testing

  • Ready Mix Concrete Lab and Field Testing
  • Compressive Strength Testing
  • Grout Design, Lab and Field Testing
  • Blockfill Design, Lab and Field Testing
  • Concrete Mix Designs in accordance with ACI 211 and 318, Water to Cement Ratio Curves in accordance with ACI 301.

In-place Testing of existing concrete:

  • Core extraction, testing
  • Windsor probe test, penetration resistance method
  • Rebound swiss hammer strength indicator
  • GPR Concrete Imaging System
  • Floor moisture content
  • Floor flatness

  • CoE-CRT laboratory specializes in concrete mix designs, concrete testing, FM 5-515 LBR soil testing, aggregate testing, drilling and Nondestructive testing. We are FDOT and ALDOT approved for concrete mix designs, soil, concrete and aggregate acceptance and qualification testing.

    CoE-CRT Laboratory introduces federal, state and local personnel to the state-of-the-art concrete technology in materials selection and mixture design, as well as field and laboratory testing. In an effort to bridge the gap between research and the field, the CoE-CRT lab. accomplishes this technology transfer in one of several ways:

    • By conducting on-site field testing at construction projects to supplement state highway agency testing,
    • By training personnel to get "hands-on" experience with new technologies and test equipment,
    • By showcasing equipment and technology at industry conferences, symposiums, and facilities to familiarize transportation personnel with state-of-the-art technology,
    • By providing an equipment loan program where CoE-CRT personnel can borrow equipment for various lengths of time after having been trained in its use by Civil Engg. staff.

    The current focus of the CoE-CRT includes high performance concrete (HPC) for pavements and bridges, nondestructive testing, and performance related specifications (PRS). An active partnership with manufacturers, contractors, industry associations and academia is encouraged and maintained in all of the CoE-CRT activities.

    Field demonstrations are performed using a fully equipped mobile concrete testing laboratory which can perform a wide range of concrete tests, including conventional destructive tests as well as new and innovative nondestructive tests. These capabilities include:

    Conventional QC Tests:

    • Temperature, slump, air content, unit weight
    • Strength (compression, flexural, splitting tensile)
    • Elastic Modulus and Poisson's Ratio

    Nondestructive and In Situ Tests:

    • Match Curing
    • Maturity Testing
    • Tensile Bond Strength
    • Pull Out Strength
    • Surface Hardness
    • Impact Echo
    • Pulse Velocity
    • Reinforcing Steel Locator

    Durability Related Tests:

    • Microwave Water Content
    • ASR Detection
    • Rapid Chloride Permeability
    • Surface Airflow Permeability
    • Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
    • Linear Traverse/Modified Point Count
    • Air Void Analyzer
    • Vibrating Slope Apparatus
    • Aggregate Gradation Software

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