Facilities - Civil Engineering

The concrete lab is is used for mix design, pouring, curing and testing of concrete specimens and members. The lab has the capability to meet the special concrete mixing requirements for high-strength concrete using super-plasticizers or other additives.

This facility is used for water and wastewater analysis, soil analysis, environmental engineering, hazardous waste analysis and treatment.

Fluids and Hydraulics
Used for research on in-stream hydrokinetic energy systems, flow accelerating flumes, and vertical-axis turbines. An additional area of research in this Lab is the generation of energy from ocean waves.

Materials and Structures
This laboratory houses the MTS 810 System that is capable of performing a wide variety of standard materials tests. and is used for solid mechanics, properties of engineering materials, structural engineering, study of dynamic response, and concrete technology.

Soil Mechanics
This lab allows for experiments in soild mechanics including, but not limited to, water content, specific gravity, grain size distribution (both mechanical with sieves and sedimentation with the hydrometer), consistency limits, standard and modified Proctor density tests.

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