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Structural Mechanics Lab

The laboratory is housed on the ground floor of the C Building at PCIU campus. This is the structural engineering testing facility equipped with modern testing machines and equipment. Routine strength tests of various materials like steel, timber, plastic, rubber etc. are carried out in the Structures and Materials Laboratory as per the relevant standards. On-site nondestructive strength evaluation is also conducted. Test facilities include tests on general properties of concrete, tests for specific gravity, unit weight, moisture content, absorption of coarse and fine aggregate, FM of coarse and fine aggregate, different tests on brick mortar and cement, direct tensile and compressive strength of cement mortar, tests on stress strain and mechanical properties of materials: tension, direct shear and impact tests of mild steel specimens, slender column tests, static bending tests, hardness tests of metals, torsional tests of different types of materials, helical spring tests. Some of the testing machines include one universal testing machine, impact testing machine, compression testing machine for beams, column buckling test frame, hardness tester machine etc. A few of the many tests carried out in this lab are tension test including wt. and elongation, bend test, HT wire tension test, impact test, prestressing wire and anchorage test, hydraulic jack testing and calibration.