A fully equipped concrete laboratory tests and evaluates aggregates, cements, and fresh and hardened concrete. It contains three compression testing machines, with maximum capacities ranging from 120,000 to 250,000 pounds.
A cylinder compressometer enables the determination of Poisson’s ratio and modulus of elasticity for concrete compressive cylinders. This information establishes creep curves for high-strength concrete. Multi-position strain gauges and test frames assess concrete creep and shrinkage. The laboratory has a full range of standard equipment to evaluate properties of separate concrete ingredients or batch concrete mixes.