The College of Engineering - Civil & Environmental Engineering
The Structural and Materials Laboratory covers 800 square-feet and includes basic equipment required for structural testing and materials characterization. Several other laboratory areas in Rowan Hall are also dedicated to the study of materials. In addition to the specific equipment shown below, the laboratory is equipped with all standard apparatus for the mixing and testing of concrete. There is a full suite of load cells, displacement transducers, strain gage instrumentation, and data acquisition systems available.
The Structures and Materials area is used for course laboratory activity and research. The lab includes open area for preparation of tests and a load frame with a 50 kip capacity.
Testing machines available include a concrete compression tester with a capacity of 500,000 lbs and an Instron servo-controlled test machine with 200,000 lb capacity.