Laboratory of Composite Structures

Main Activities of the Laboratory

The laboratory of composite structures makes possible to develop (among others) the materials and structures including the testing of their mechanical and rheological properties and durability such as:

  • ultra-high performance concretes (UHPC), non-reinforced, reinforced using different types of fi

  • construction elements of UHPC using technical textile reinforcement (TRC)

  • composite materials using waste materials (recycled construction and demolition waste, foam glass made from recycled glass and others)

More information:

Ing. Tereza Pavlů Ph.D.
composite [dot] laboratory [at] uceeb [dot] cz

Information leaflet

Instrumentation

  • Electromagnetic sifter, pycnometers, drying chamber (tests of aggregates)

  • Automated Vicat apparatus, calorimeter, pressure pot (tests of fresh concrete)

  • Channels equipped with a datalogger for tests of shrinkage of concrete

  • Compression machine for tests of compression strength, flexural strenth and modulus of elasticity in compression (tests of mechanical and deformation properties), testing equipment for freeze-thaw resistance

Tests and Measurements

  • The tests of properties of aggregate for concrete and properties of fresh concrete are performed in this laboratory.
  • Furthermore, the mechanical, deformation and rheological properties and durability of hardened concrete are examined there.
  • The room with constant environment for storage of samples belongs to the laboratory.