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Cold structural testing room

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  1. Environmental chamber


  1. Resource Description
    An integral “strong floor” with tie downs to test structural materials and elements at low temperatures, explore new materials, test durability of existing materials and explore the manufacture of innovative structural materials to be used in cold environments. Allows large scale structural elements to be tested and examined. This chamber will also facilitate tests on frozen soils related to frost-heave and weakening of soils resulting from extreme temperature variations. Asphalt and concrete pavement sections and geosynthetics will be tested under a variety of environmental conditions. This chamber will also be used to study the physical, chemical and biological properties as increased pressure transforms snow (firn) to ice in temperate and polar glaciers. This laboratory has double doors facing the Structural Engineering Laboratory, to provide access for large pieces. This configuration facilitates, for example, utilizing a forklift or overhead crane for delivering large members to the chamber. Temperature: -40 to 10 ◦C, with variation no greater than ± 2 ◦C from set point, a spatial uniformity of ±2 ◦C, Size: ~3.7 m x 6 m (12’ x 20’).
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    Subzero Science and Engineering Research Core Facility
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    qking (Quinton King)
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