Structural Engineering Laboratory

Concrete Lab

The concrete laboratory is a part of the department of ‘Built Environment’. The lab provides infrastructure, equipment and materials for enabling the groups to perform research on characteristics of innovative concretes. Research aims at more effective designs to develop high performance concretes and investigating the aspects of durability of concrete.

There is a casting area present with a large scale rotating mixer,having a capacity up to 40 litres. The availability of various sizes of sand and aggregates, different types of cement and supplementary cementitious materials ,fillers and steel fibers facilitate research on mix design as well as casting small structural elements(beams, cubes etc) to test the mechanical properties of new concrete types.

Structural lab

The lab is integrated with the concrete lab and houses the equipment that enables structural tests primarily on concrete. Some of the structural testing machines are housed in the mechanical laboratory and some tests are also conducted in association with chemistry lab.

The structural testing lab facilities mainly include ;

– controlled uniaxial compression test

– Flexural strength test using 2-point and 3-point loading

-Testing of structural specimen and materials such as beams , cubes, cylinders and slabs.

– controlled environmental specimen conditioning