Center for Infrastructure, Energy, and Space Testing
Concrete Mixing and Testing
Published: Nov. 8, 2018
Course: AREN 4830 - Sustainable Materials and Structures
Participants: Students and Graduate Teacher, Jay Arehart
Summary: Students developed concrete mix designs optimized for strength, cost, and sustainability. They also employed a variety of strategies to minimize the environmental impacts of their concretes such as using supplementary cementitious materials and recycled concrete aggregates. After designing their mixtures, the students mixed their concrete and cast cylinders that were testing for their ultimate compressive strength. The CIEST lab served as a resource for the students to learn about concrete mix designs and their environmental impacts.