Durability Lab

The Durability laboratory has been used extensively in research on corrosion and repair/rehabilitation of reinforced concrete bridge structures. Recent studies have focused on prevention and mitigation of corrosion damage in reinforced concrete and the effectiveness of polymer overlays on bridge decks.

Equipment and Capabilities

  • Accelerated corrosion testing
  • Chloride Content in Concrete
  • Rapid Chloride Permeability Testing of Concrete
  • Freeze-thaw testing of Concrete
  • Unconfined Freeze-Thaw Testing of Aggregates
  • Pavement surface / Bridge deck Wear Testing
  • High Temperature/UV Exposure
  • Micro-Deval aggregate testing
  • Aggregate Durability: LA Abrasion Testing
  • Aggregate Durability: Sulfate Exposure Testing
  • Pavement Surface Friction Testing (Pendulum Test)
  • Overlay (to Concrete) Bond Testing