Civil Engineering Research and Laboratories
Smart Simulation, Analytics, and Modeling in Intelligent Transportation Systems (SMITS) Lab
This laboratory is founded to support the newly initiated Intelligent Transportation Systems research program led by Dr. Osman. The laboratory provides capabilities simulation and modeling of complex transportation systems. Both computer and human-centered simulations are used to understand and study transportation problems both at the micro- and macro-levels. Additionally, the laboratory features automation capabilities with access to devices that enable L2 automation for full-scale vehicles, and well as 1/10th scale L4 connected and autonomous cars.
Soil Mechanics Laboratory (EMCS 102)
This laboratory supports ENCE 3610L, Soil Mechanics Laboratory, and ENCE 2620L, Introduction to Geomatics Laboratory. This laboratory contains 3 Humboldt Lab Ovens, a Humboldt Flexpan and Loader, a Tinius Olsen Impact tester, an Instron 8502 tester, four sets of standard and modified Proctor hammers and molds, a falling head permeability apparatus, a dual-mast dynamic core penetrometer, soil and fine aggregate sieve shaker, coarse aggregate sieve shaker, consolidation test frames with weights, Cassagrande cups for Atterberg limits, a direct shear apparatus, and a soil sample extractor.
Asphalt Laboratory (EMCS 103)
This laboratory supports ENCE 3500L, Civil Materials Laboratory. This laboratory contains a load frame for Marshall stability and flow, a hot water bath, a Marshall hammer cabinet, a SuperPave Gyratory compactor, an asphalt extraction vacuum apparatus, an ignition oven, an aggregate drying oven, an asphalt mixer, an asphalt sample extractor, capping equipment for sulfur capping concrete specimens, sand equivalency test equipment, pulse velocity equipment, and a surface resistivity meter.
Biomechanics Laboratory (EMCS 109 & 110)
This laboratory supports ENGR 2460L, Mechanics of Materials Laboratory. This laboratory contains a Tinius Olsen Load Testing Machine, LECO Hardness Tester, an Olympus Stereo Microscope, a Fisher Hamilton fume hood, and multiple PCs.
Advanced Engineering Materials Laboratory (EMCS 122)
This laboratory supports ENCE 3500L, Civil Materials Laboratory. This laboratory contains two compression machines, an LA Abrasion Machine, a curing tank, slump cones air meters, sample preparation equipment, steel beam molds, a small sample lapidary saw, and three mixers.
Mechanics of Materials Laboratory (EMCS 213 A&B)
This laboratory supports ENGR 2460L, Mechanics of Materials Laboratory. This laboratory contains two Instron 5566 testers, an Ametek torsion tester, a TecQuipment torsion tester, and a Tinius Olsen beam strength and deflection tester, as well as multiple PCs.
Long Term Durability Research Laboratory (EMCS 214A)
This laboratory contains a stereo zoom microscope, a polarizing light microscope, a Taber abrasion wheel, one set of rapid chloride permeability testing (RCPT) equipment, a half-cell corrosion potential test apparatus, a trip-stimulus colorimeter, a chloride titration kit, a pull-off tester (tensile bond strength), and an infiltration ring (ASTM C1702 pervious concrete infiltration rate).
Civil Engineering Project Building
This building is located at UTC’s SimCenter. This space is dedicated to the civil engineering students and their yearly projects as well as other civil engineering tools. This location contains a table saw, a band saw, a miter saw, a high shear floor mixer, a freeze/thaw durability testing cabinet, and a welder, as well as work benches and many handheld tools.