Forney compression testing machine

Forney compression testing machine

Super Air Meter (SAM)

Super Air Meter (SAM)

Match curing chamber

Match curing chamber

Aggrameter

Aggrameter

Standard Concrete Testing Equipment

The concrete laboratory at the University of Arkansas has a variety of equipment for performing standard concrete testing. Current equipment includes:

  • Air meter, pressure method

  • Super air meter (SAM)

  • Forney VFD compression machine (400 kip capacity)

    • Capable of modulus of elasticity, modulus of rupture, splitting tension

  • Vicat setting time

  • Setting time by mortar penetrometer

  • 2 freeze-thaw chambers

  • Intellicure MEGA curing chamber with match curing capabilities

  • Aggrameter for instantaneous material moisture contents

  • Weather monitoring station at laboratory (online)

  • Temperature and humidity monitoring for environmental chamber (online)

  • Proceq surface resistivity meter

Mud Hog mixer

Mud Hog mixer

Enerpac cordless hydraulic pump

Enerpac cordless hydraulic pump

1/3 cu. yd. concrete bucket

1/3 cu. yd. concrete bucket

Structural Fabrication and Testing

I am particularly interested in concrete structures. We have equipment for making and testing lab scale reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete members.

  • Fabrication

    • 20 cu. ft capacity “Mud Hog MH20” concrete mixer

    • 9 cu. ft capacity drum mixer

    • 4 cu. ft capacity drum mixer

    • 0.25 cu. ft capacity tabletop mortar mixer

    • Variety of concrete formwork

    • Electric rebar bender - will bend and cut up to a #8 rebar

    • Self reacting prestressing bed

      • Capable of specimens up to 27 ft long and 3 ft deep

      • Up to 0.7 in. strands

      • 1,000 kip capacity

    • 1/3 cu. yd. capacity Gar-Bro Concrete Buckets (x2)

  • Testing

    • Data Acquisition

      • HBM QuantumX MX840B x 2 - 16 channels of universal measurement for load cells, displacement transducers, etc.

      • HBM QuantumX MX1615B - 16 channels of strain gauge bridge measurement

      • Geokon 16 channel datalogger for vibrating wire type sensors (x2)

      • Geokon handheld data reader for vibrating wire type sensors

      • Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Series laptop

      • Interface load cells (100k and 200k capacities)

      • Geokon load cell (100k through-hole)

      • 8x 4 in. stroke LVDTs (HBM)

      • Type-K thermocouples

    • Enerpac cordless electric hydraulic pump

    • Enerpac aluminum through hole load cell (130k capacity)

    • Enerpac dual acting hand pump

    • Ram-Pac dual acting cylinders (200k capacity x2)

HBM QuantumX system

HBM QuantumX system

Surface resistivity meter

Surface resistivity meter

Interface 1200 series load cell (100k)

Interface 1200 series load cell (100k)

Rebar bender

Rebar bender