Aggregate and Testing Laboratory

MaterialsLab Agglab

Before students can design concrete or mortar they have to understand the materials with which they are working. Here, students will define the difference between coarse and fine aggregate as well as the difference between fine aggregate and soil.

Coarse and fine aggregate are needed for concrete and mortar design and soils must be known.

Students will do final compressive strength tests on their concrete to determine if it meets the specification for which they designed. In order to do this they will cap and break their concrete cylinders.

The strength of the cylinder is then recorded in PSI and students will then organize and prepare all data for their final concrete reports.

Courses

Materials Testing and Quality Control (CONM 360) 

Building Construction (CONM 136)

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