Building materials testing lab is the main foundation for Civil Engineering in the upcoming design
courses. Engineering design concepts are integrated into the Building materials testing lab course. Methods
are learned for determining the stresses, strains and deflections produced in various members produced by
applied loading. To provide training in a fundamental subject (mechanics and structural) necessary for
careers civil and related engineering fields. In this lab the experiments are performed to measure the
properties of the materials such as impact strength, tensile strength, compressive strength, hardness, ductility,
properties of fine and coarse aggregates such as specific gravity, bulking, bulk density, fineness modulus and
testing on tiles and bricks.
Course objectives: To find the Young Modulus, torsional stiffness, hardness and tensile , compressive, flexural ,impact and shear strength of given specimens .
To find the physical and mechanical properties of fine and coarse aggregates
To find the compressive strength of bricks.
To find the strength of tiles and bricks.
Intended Outcomes for the course: • Analyze and design structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending and combined stresses using the fundamental concepts of stress, strain and elastic behavior of materials.
• Utilize appropriate materials in design considering engineering properties, sustainability, cost and weight.
• Perform engineering work in accordance with ethical and economic constraints related to the design of structures and machine parts.