Structures Research Laboratory

Access the lab

The lab is located in LH1.023

To discuss you laboratory requirements, arrange a meeting by email with the technical officers: Lube Veljanoski or Ikram Kabul

Valuable references

  • Your supervisor can recommend references for you

Also note: As a lot of large scale items are constructed in this space, be sure to use the correct manual handling (DOC, 115.0KB) techniques to avoid Injury.

Equipment and materials available

Load frames

Please see technical staff for use and further information. These are located in LH1.023

NameInduction requirement

Horizontal Load Frame 1000Kn

Equipment induction

Vertical Load Frame 500Kn

Equipment induction

Compression Testing Load Frame 3000Kn

Equipment induction

Flexural Testing Load Frame

Equipment induction

Data Acquisition.

Equipment induction

Equipment

Please see technical staff for use and further information. These are located in LH1.023

NameDetails/specificationsInduction requirement

Laboratory Pan Mixer

Max Load: 200Kg total ingredient

Equipment induction

Pan Mixer

Max Load: 100Kg total ingredient

Equipment induction

Builders Mixer

Max Load: 100Kg total ingredient

Equipment induction

Vibrating Table for casting samples


Equipment induction

Slump Test Equipment


Area induction
Sample Moulds
Area induction
Scales
Area induction
Curing Tanks
Area induction
Concrete Cutter
Equipment induction

Fabrication equipment

Please see technical staff for use and further information. These are located in LH1.023

NameInduction requirement

Rebar Cutter Bender

Equipment induction

Sand Blasting Cabinet

Equipment induction

Pressure Washer

Equipment induction

Timber Cutting

Equipment induction

Steel Fabrication

Area induction

Moulds

NameDetails
Disposable Cylinder Moulds

Height = 200 mm
Diameter = 100 mm

Moulds

500 × 150 × 150 mm

Quantity: 6

750 x 150 × 150 mm

Quantity: 6

250 × 200 × 75 mm

Quantity: 16

150 x 125 × 50 mm

Quantity: 18

50 × 50 × 50 mm

Quantity: 5

150 × 150 x 150 mm

Quantity: 5

Materials

NameDetails/technical data

Coarse Aggregate <14mm

Basalt - Local Mix Anakie Quarry

Technical data:
Particle density (dry) = 2.59
Particle density (SSD) = 2.67
Water Absorption (%) = 3.1

Note: The technical data provided may be different if the aggregate is obtained from a different supplier/quarry; it is recommended to determine the properties before using

Sand 4.75 mm - 75 micron

Ramp Washed Coarse Sand – Local Mix Moriac Sand

Technical data:
Particle density (dry) = 2.58
Particle density (SSD) = 2.59
Water Absorption (%) = 0.3

Note: The technical data provided may be different if the aggregate is obtained from a different supplier/quarry; it is recommended to determine the properties before using

Eureka GP (General Purpose) Cement 20kg bags

Manufactured by Building Products Supplies and supplied by Flintstones Garden Supply

Technical data (PDF)

Safety data sheet (PDF)

Lano-Form Concrete Release Agent

Product/Technical data (PDF)

Strain Gauge Adhesive: CN-E

Manufacturer: Tokyo Sokki Kenyujo Co. Ltd

Use: To glue on strain gauges

Technical data (PDF)

P S two component adhesive for concrete surface pre-coating

Manufacturer: Tokyo Sokki Kenyujo Co. Ltd

Uses: To create a base on concrete surface before adhering strain gauge

Technical data (PDF)

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