COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Construction Materials Lab
Course Code: 
15CVL285
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
4
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Chennai
Coimbatore

'Construction Materials Lab' is a course offered in the fourth semester of B. Tech. in Civil Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

  1. Tests on cement - Fineness, Normal consistency, Initial and Final Setting times, Specific gravity, Compressive strength, Soundness
  2. Tests on fine aggregate - Grain size distribution – Uniformity coefficient and fineness modulus, Specific gravity, Density, Void ratio, Bulking &Absorption
  3. Tests on coarse aggregate - Grain size distribution – Uniformity coefficient and fineness modulus, Specific gravity, Density, Void ratio, Absorption, Crushing & Impact values, Flakiness & Elongation, Los Angel’s Abrasion test
  4. Test on fresh and hardened concrete
    • Workability test - Slump test, Compaction factor test, Flow table test, Vee- Bee Consistometer,
    • Use of water reducing admixtures
    • Compressive strength, Split tensile strength, Flexure test on beams, Modulus of elasticity
  5. Tests on bricks – Crushing strength, water absorption and efflorescence
  6. Basic tests on Bitumen.