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Mobile Concrete Technology Center: Technologies

Field demonstrations are performed using a fully equipped mobile concrete testing laboratory that can perform a wide range of concrete tests. These include conventional destructive tests as well as new and innovative nondestructive tests.

Examples of these capabilities are:

Conventional QC Tests:

  • Temperature, slump, air content, unit weight
  • Strength (compression, flexural, splitting tensile)
  • Elastic Modulus and Poisson's Ratio

Nondestructive and In Situ Tests:

Durability Related Tests:

Nondestructive and In Situ Tests:

  • Set-up for nondestructive pavement thickness requirement on US 30 in Iowa
    Nondestructive Pavement Thickness
  • Device to nondestructively measure pavement thickness
    Nondestructive Pavement Thickness
  • Ultrasonic tomography
    Ultrasonic tomography
  • Capillary Sensors
    Capillary Sensors
  • Capillary Sensors
    Capillary Sensors
  • Device to nondestructively measure dowel bar alignment
    Nondestructive dowel alignment
  • Tensile bond strength testing of a bonded over asphalt overlay
    Tensile bond strength

Durability Related Tests:

  • Device to measure Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) of concrete
    Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
  • Frame used to measure CTE of Concrete.
    Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
  • Surface Resistivity Meter
    Surface Resistivity Meter
  • Buik Resistivity Meter
    Surface Resistivity Meter
  • Semi-adiabatic Calorimeter
    Semi-adiabatic Calorimeter
  • Heat Signature Curves from a Semi-adiabatic Calorimeter
    Semi-adiabatic Calorimeter
  • Air Void Analyzer measures air content, specific surface, and spacing factor in fresh concrete
    Air Void Analyzer
  • Super Air Meter
    Super Air Meter
  • Optimized Gradations
    Optimized Gradations
  • Hiperpav
    Hiperpav
  • Microwave
    Microwave Water Content
Updated: 05/02/2019
Federal Highway Administration | 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE | Washington, DC 20590 | 202-366-4000