Facilities

Facilities

The University of Florida Department Of Civil Engineering Concrete Materials Research Laboratories has a fully equipped materials testing laboratory dedicated to the research of infrastructural materials.

Major Equipment List

  • Universal Testing Machines:
    • 30 KIP
    • 60 KIP
    • 220 KIP
    • 400 KIP
  • Environmental chamber – controlled humidity/temperature to a high-degree of accuracy
  • Concrete mixing laboratory
  • Laser particle size analyzer
  • Scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-Ray (SEM/EDS)
  • X-Ray diffraction (XRD)
  • X-Ray fluorescence (XRF)
  • Isothermal conduction calorimetry
  • Automated non-destructive testing scanning system (ANTARES) equipped with:
    • Shear wave ultrasonic pulse velocity (UPV)
    • Ground penetrating radar (GPR)
    • Covermeter
    • Laser Profolimeter
  • Nondestructive testing equipment – rebound hammer, Windsor probe)
  • Coarse and fine aggregate sieves
  • Length Change – high accuracy length comparator and molds
  • Durability Testing – Surface resistivity, water permeability, accelerated testing methods
  • Field Instrumentation – Thermocouples, strain gauges, remote data logging