The following equipment is available at the Bovay Lab to Characterize Cementitious Materials:
To ensure flowability of newly developed materials, the lab in equipped with an Anton Paar Rheometer with cup and bob, parallel plate and magnetorheology attachments with peltiers capable of reaching high temperatures. (left)
ATA Instruments Tam Air isothermal calorimetry enables measurement of heat evolved during exothermic reactions. (middle).
5 kN MTS load frame enables testing of small samples that are appropriate for further testing at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source. (right)
A whole array of high pressure high temperature equipment (curing chamber, ultrasonic cement analyzer and a consistometer) enable testing the behavior of cementitious materials under subsurface conditions. An atmospheric consistometer enables prepping of samples under high temperature conditions while being sheared.
To test the durability of the materials, the lab is equipped with a RCON bulk resistivity testing device, a custom-built freeze thaw machine and length comparator.