The Laboratory is also equipped with a wide range of instrumentation and supplemental equipment for measurements of load, deflection and strain. A data acquisition system is available with a total of 128 channels, which are capable of parallel, dynamic measurement. The lab also houses a complete suite of displacement and load measurement transducers including LVDT’s, potentiometers, string potentiometers, and load cells. In addition, the following devices are available for a variety of measurements.
- A potentiostat/galvanostat/ZRA for electrochemical testing of metals for corrosion.
- A half-cell potential device, Giatec XCell, to measure the corrosion potential of metals embedded in concrete.
- A rebound hammer, Proceq SilverSchmidt, to determine the approximate strength of concrete.
- A surface electrical resistivity measurement device, Giatec SURF, for rapid assessment of concrete to chloride attack.