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Materials laboratories

Fire and materials: multiple scales characterization

Thermomechanical characterization of materials

compressive-strength-testing-furnace
Compressive-strength testing furnace:
30-cm-high, 10-cm-diameter cylinders
Max temp.: 750°C
Maximum force: 6,000 kN

 

 

 

Compressive-strength testing follows RILEM recommendations: “RILEM Draft recommendation, Committee TC 129 Test methods for Mechanical Properties of Concrete at High Temperatures, Part 3: Compressive Strength” – Materials and structures, 1995, 28, pp.410-414

tensile-strength-tests-steel-or-concrete-specimens
Tensile-strength testing furnace:

Steel or waisted concrete specimens with 8 cm waist diameter
Max. temp.: 750°C
Maximum force: 250 kN

 

 

 

Tensile-strength testing of concrete specimens follows RILEM recommendations: “RILEM Draft recommendation, Committee TC 129 Test methods for Mechanical Properties of Concrete at High Temperatures, Part 4: Tensile Strength” – Materials and structures, 2000, 33, pp.219-223

Cutting-edge technological equipment, from microstructure to life size:

– SEM: observations under mechanical and thermal loading from -20°C to +1000°C with the scanning electron microscope
– X-ray diffractometer, up to 1200°C
– Physico-chemical laboratory (reinforcement corrosion, accelerated ageing, etc.)
– Presses, vibrating tables, stability storage chambers, etc.
– Concrete batching plant (conical drum)
– Pumping rig
– Rheometer
– Mobile laboratory on request

materials-laboratories

Check the Materials laboratories Documentation