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Test Concrete Cylinders in SATEC Machine
Test Metal Specimens on Instron Machine
 
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How Do I Mix Concrete in the WSMTL?

i) Have you mixed concrete before? If no, you need to do some reading before you go into the laboratory. See "Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures" 13th Ed. or later by the Portland Cement Association. This is available from the Wendt library (for check out) or from the WSMTL Office.

ii) Do you have the materials you need? If not, there are standard concrete making materials available for student project use.
See [ Professor Steve Cramer ] or [ Bill Lang ] to identify the materials that you can use.

iii) Next you should talk to Professor Cramer to learn what equipment (and materials) you are allowed to use. As with all of the WSMTL, there are many research projects and others using the laboratory at other times. The equipment or materials laying around you may be in use for another project. Be careful what you use.

iv) After use, CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP. Once concrete hardens on tools and equipment is extremely difficult to remove. Clean up thoroughly as soon as you are done mixing. If you are not sure what to do ask Bill Lang.

 

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Wisconsin Structures & Materials Testing
Laboratory
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1691

Tel: 608/265-8214
Fax: 608/265-8213
E-mail: wsmtl@engr.wisc.edu

 

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