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Department TW14: Structural Engineering Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research
Fields:

- Concrete technology
- Reinforced and pre-stressed concrete
- Concrete structures
- Cement based materials
- Mineral building materials.
Actual research domains concerning materials technology:

- High performance concrete
- Self compacting concrete
- Fibre reinforced concrete
- Concrete with recycled aggregates
- Durability of cement based materials (carbonation, chloride penetration, electrochemical aspects of   reinforcement corrosion, )
- Non-metallic reinforcement for concrete structures, based on glass, aramid and carbon fibres
- Incorporation of waste materials in concrete
Specific test equipment and/or available techniques:

- Unique central testing hall for large-scale testing (length 60 m, width 15 m, free height 8 m)
- Extensive equipment for testing of various building materials such as cement, aggregate, concrete,   masonry, reinforcement, etc.
- Testing machines with a capacity up to 10 000 kN in compression and 2500 kN in tension
- A large number of hydraulic jacks for static and dynamic loading tests
- Special equipment for measurements and data acquisition
- Air-conditioned rooms and freezing chambers (-20C to 40C, 30 % R.H. to 95 % R.H.,
  CO2-concentration 0 % to 10 %)
- Equipment for sampling and testing in situ (including damage diagnostics)
- Equipment for non-destructive testing
- Adiabatic test setup for the determination of the hydratation heat of concrete
- Test setup for accelerated testing of the influence of aggressive liquids on concrete
Personnel:

- ZAP : 3
- AAP + OAP : 8
- Ind. Ing. : 1
- Other ATP : 14

Contact Persons:

Prof.Dr.ir. L. Taerwe
Technologiepark 904
B-9052 ZWIJNAARDE
+32 (0)9 264 55 17
+32 (0)9 264 58 45
e-mail: Luc.Taerwe@UGent.be
url: http://allserv.ugent.be /~ltaerwe/LaboMagnel

Prof.Dr.ir. G. De Schutter
Technologiepark 904
B-9052 ZWIJNAARDE
+32 (0)9 264 55 21
+32 (0)9 264 58 45
e-mail: Geert.DeSchutter@UGent.be
url: http://alserv.ugent.be/~ltaerwe/LaboMagnel