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Testing Services

We have a wide range of capabilities for testing concrete at the Materials and Engineering Research Institute. A brief of each test we perform at the university is given below.

You can also find out what we've been able to achieve with our world leading facilities.

Aggregate Testing

  • Speedy moisture test
  • Sieve shakers
  • Sieves
  • Riffle Boxes

Fresh Concrete Workability Testing

  • Slump test
  • Flow table
  • Compacting factor
  • Vee-Bee Consistometer
  • Air Entrainment Meter

Manufacture of Hardened Concrete Test Specimens

  • 1.5m x 0.75m vibrating table
  • Vibrating poker
  • Steel moulds - range of sizes
  • Concrete core drilling
  • High alumina core capping equipment
  • Reinforced steel bar bender
  • Diamond blade concrete saw

Structural Testing

  • Avery Denison 300kN compression test for cubes, cylinders and prisms
  • Large Universal Test Frame (300kN)

ESH Tension & Compression Test Frame (600kN)

Non-Destructive (NDT)

  • PUNDIT - pulse velocity measurement
  • Schmidt hammer test (Digital & Manual)
  • Covermeters: Protovale CM5 & Protovale CM9
  • Demec strain gauges - full range
  • Vibrating wire strain gauges
  • Low voltage digital transducers
  • Temperature/humidity probes
  • Material Analysis: Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry (MIP)
  • Particle Size Analyser

Data Loggers

  • Eltek Squirrel 1000 series - ideal for temperature/humidity measurement
  • Datataker Geologger DT615 - universal loggers

Who to Contact

For more information about concrete testing please contact

Dr Fin O'Flaherty
Dr Vincenzo Starinieri

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