Experimental Building Center is an emerging workplace that aims to become a top accredited testing laboratory.
At present, it has a number of test facilities that enable static and dynamic load tests of building components. The center is equipped with its own overhead crane with a lifting capacity of 10 tons. The modular test stand enables the conversion of the steel supporting structure of hydraulic presses according to the size of the test element and the requirements of the test performed. Static load tests can be performed up to 2000 kN. In addition, tensile testing devices with load capacities of up to 600 kN are available. The test set also includes a test press for concrete samples with a maximum talc of 4000 kN. The test elements can be fitted with displacement and displacement transducers as well as strain gauges.
It is also possible to record using a high speed camera with a frame rate of up to 2100000 fps. Workplaces equipped in this way serve mainly to provide experiments and tests of building structures and materials in the framework of research tasks. At the moment, the departments and students use the experimental parts of their dissertations to optimize the structural connections of purlins of large span halls.
The newly built laboratory allows to conduct and evaluate a wide portfolio of experiments in the development and optimization of advanced materials and structures based on wood, steel, concrete or composites. The main specialization of the laboratory is focused mainly on carrying out large experiments of building structures and elements for the purpose of validation of advanced numerical models and simulations taking into account the real behavior and failure of materials. The state-of-the-art laboratory equipment also enables sophisticated and specialized tests of fatigue, durability and durability of structures.
An integral part of the Experimental Building Center is also a chemical laboratory, which will specialize in evaluating the propagation and propagation of corrosion in metallic materials and the effect of chloride in concrete.