Concrete Mix Design and Compression Testing

For the past few weeks in my Civil Engineering Materials class (CEE 123) we have been designing a concrete mix for compression, tension and flexural testing in Fritz Lab. The first lab included creating the concrete mix from aggregates and other constituents,then testing the slump of the concrete and filling the mix into various plastic cylinder molds and a plastic beam mold.

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Mix Design Constituents

Slump Testing

Slump Testing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next lab we began the compression testing of the six concrete cylinders and tensile strength testing of the rectangular beam. Finally, last week we tested flexural strength of the remaining cylinders.

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