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Concrete & Highway Engineering Laboratory

Name of the Lab Concrete & Highway Engineering Laboratory
Year of Establishment 2014
Venue Cambridge Block
Room No. 2054, 2055
Area 167.23 Sq.m
Faculty In-charge Mr. B. Jegatheeswaran,
Assistant Professor/Civil
Lab Technician Mr. P. Senthil Kumar

Lab courses Handled in the Lab:

  • CE8311 – Construction Materials Laboratory (II Year – III Semester)
  • CE8611 – Highway Engineering Laboratory (III Year – VI Semester)

Concrete is one of the important construction materials. Study of its constituents and their properties is essential for preparing desired mix so as to develop required strength necessary for various types of Structures. The durability of the structures depends upon the care with which ingredients of concrete are selected, mixed, placed, compacted and cured. Concrete is used not only for construction of building, but also for concrete roads, gravity dams, retaining walls, water tanks, airport runway pavements, etc.

The information regarding various properties of concrete in its plastic stage as well as hardened Stage is necessary to enable the engineer for quality control during construction work. Knowledge of the subject is essential for the Design of Concrete Structures. Strength, workability, durability are important characteristics of concrete. Compressive strength of concrete describes the load caring capacity, workability is the indicator of ease with which we work on concrete, whereas durability shows the resistance of concrete to environmental attack.

All these properties of concrete are determined by performing the experiments in Concrete & Highway Engineering Laboratory. Also, the students will able to design various grades of concrete by DOE, ACI and Indian method of concrete mix design. In addition, the properties of construction materials used in highway engineering are also determined in this laboratory.

EQUIPMENT DETAILS

S. No.

Name of the Equipment

Quantity

1

Universal Testing Machine (400kN)

1 No.

2

Compaction Factor Test Apparatus

1 No.

3

Motorized Flow table

1 No.

4

Vee & Bee Consistometer

1 No.

5

Aggregate Impact Testing Machine

1 No.

6

CBR Test Apparatus

1 No.

7

Blains Air Permeability Apparatus

1 No.

8

Los Angles Abrasion Testing Machine

1 No.

9

Marshall Stability Apparatus

1 No.

10

Ring and Ball Apparatus

1 No.

11

Ductility Testing Machine

1 No.

12

Bitumen Cone Penetrometer

1 No.

13

Bitumen Needle Penetrometer

1 No.

14

Standard Tar Viscometer

1 No.

15

Motorized Bitumen Extractor

1 No.

16

Hot Air Oven

1 No.

17

Concrete Beam Flexural Strength Testing Machine

1 No.

18

Briquette Mould for Ductility Testing Machine

1 No.

19

Motorized Vibrating table

1 No.

20

Flash and Fire Point Apparatus

1 No.

21

Bernoulli’s Experiment setup

1 No.

22

Slump Cone Apparatus

1 No.

23

Concrete Mixer

1 No.

24

Concrete Cube, Cylinder and Prism moulds

6 Nos.

25

Sieves, Trowels and planers

2 sets

CIVIL CONCRETE AND HIGHWAY ENGINEERING LAB 3

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