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Test Procedures for Cementitious Samples in the Coventry University JL Laboratories.

 

 

Wet mix testing

 

Slump, Compaction Index, flow table, VB test, ICAR Rheometer, grout viscometer, flow trough.

For self-compacting concrete:Slump flow, L box, V funnel.

 

 

Strength Tests with Hydraulic machines and Mechanical test machines

 

Cubes (50mm and 100mm), cylinder splitting, beam bending, elastic modulus and Poissonís ratio with strain gauges, core cutting and testing.

 

 

Transport measurements

 

High Pressure permeability, diffusion cells, Rapid Chloride Permeability, water absorption

 

 

Corrosion tests

 

Rest potential, linear polarisation, concrete resistivity.

 

 

Exposure tests

 

Freeze-thaw, sulphate attack, expansion

 

 

Chemical Testing

 

Pore fluid expression

 

 

Non-Destructive tests

 

Ultrasound, Rebound hammers, pull-out tests, ISAT, Figg

 

 

Porosity test

 

Helium pyconometer

 

 

Tests available in other departments

 

ICP chemical analysis, Scanning electron microscope, Particle sizer, Thermogravimetric balance