Materials Testing Laboratory

The Materials Testing Laboratory at CIE can be used by experts to measure mechanical properties of construction materials at ambient and elevated temperatures. The laboratory is equipped with the following machines for use in the research of construction materials.

    • 10,000kN (1000 tonne) static compressive load;
    • Up to ±1000 kN (220 kip) axial force capacity
    • Four columns, high-stiffness, and precision-aligned load frame
    • Hydraulic lift and locks of upper crosshead
    • Actuator in upper crosshead
    • Vertical daylight options to suit test application
    • Dynacell load cell features compensation for inertial loads caused by heavy grips and fixtures
    • Range of grips, flexure fixtures, compression platens and other accessories
    • Hydraulic performance to suit application

Instron 8036 Testing Machine

    • Load measurement accuracy: +/- 0.5% of reading down to 1/1000 of load cell capacity option
    • Up to 2.5 kHz data acquisition rate option simultaneous on load, extension, and strain channels
    • Speed range of 0.00005 to 1016 mm/min (0.000002 in/min to 40in/min)
    • Automatic transducer recognition for load cells and extensometers
    • 100 kN (22,500 lbf) capacity
    • 1430 mm (56.3 in) vertical test space
    • Testing at high temperature up to 1400 °C

Instron 8036 Testing Machine

  • The Morris Heckenburg Furnace
    • Test columns up to 250mm by 250mm by 2000mm
    • Test other components 630mm by 640mm by 880mm
    • Temperature range from ambient to 900°C

The Morris Henkenburg Furnace

  • The Bore Split Furnace
    • Test blocks made from concrete, mortar, timber or other materials
    • Specimen size up to 150mm by 150mm by 300mm.
    • Temperature range from ambient to 1200°C

The Bore Split Furnace

Please direct any materials testing enquiries to:

Professor Zhong Tao