TheCivil Engineering Research Laboratories (labsIC) has been financed through FEDER programs. The infrastructure has laboratories of Transport Engineering, Construction Materials, Durability, Structural and Soil Engineering. There are also a number of common facilities for all of them as wet chambers with computer controlled environments; Furnace-Room with 1 m3 capacity and up to 1000ºC able to simulate programmed heating curves. The central laboratory has 300 m2 with a 50 kN crane bridge and a reaction slab of 100 m2. On this strong floor, it is possible to anchor specimens to be tested with high versatility due to the anchor point’s matrix of 1x1 m with a capacity of 500 kN per anchor point in tension and / or compression.
On this Central Laboratory, there are two high capacity porticos with hydraulic servo actuators of 700 kN and 2500 kN. The 2500 kN structure allows testing specimens up to 5 m in height against vertical tensile and compression loads, while the 700 kN has the possibility to introduce vertical or horizontal loads with a height of between 1 and 5 m, with a free light of 5 m. Hydraulic actuators control these equipment’s so that their positioning in height from height 0.5 m up to 5 m in height is made fully automated.
Departmental laboratories in which teaching activities are performed