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LABORATORY OF NON-METALLIC MATERIALS

Chair of Non-metallic Materials

Chief of Chair: • Prof. ScD PETAR PETROVSKI petrovski.petar@bih.net.ba Cheaf of Laboratory : • Prof. ScD PETAR PETROVSKI petrovski.petar@bih.net.ba Tecnical manager: • Prof. ScD MARINA JOVANOVIĆ marina.jovanovic@famm.unze.ba Laboratory Staff: • Prof. ScD ILHAN BUŠATLIĆ • ScD ADNAN MUJKANOVIĆ • BsC KIMETA ČAUŠEVIĆ • BsC SELVEDIN HRUSTIĆ • BsC AMEL ZAHIROVIĆ

fresh and hardened concrete. and other building materials. plaster. curbs and other prefabricated elements. byproducts from the production of various industries and finding their application in construction and production of new materials. our laboratory is engaged in examining various natural and waste materials. .ACTIVITIES OF LABORATORY OF NON-METALLIC MATERIALS • Activities of laboratory are related to the testing of cement. as well as research aimed at increasing the durability of concrete structures. asphalt. lime. concrete pipe. brick products. clay. gypsum. concrete structures. • In addition to investigation of commercial construction materials.

Testing of stone and stone aggregate LABORATORY OF NON-METALLIC MATERIALS • • • • • Stone and aggregate sampling Sample preparation for testing Mineralogical – petrological analysis Chemical analysis Abrasion resistance (Los Angeles) • • • • Impact value Chrushing value Compressive strength Flexural strength .

sedimentation Particle size distribution – laser analyser (Malvern Mastersizer 2000) Aggregate fines content – wet sieving Bulk density (compacted and loose condition) Specific gravity Water absorption Grain shape Moisture content Content of weak grains Content of clay Frost resistance (Na2SO4 solution method) .Testing of stone and stone aggregate LABORATORY OF NON-METALLIC MATERIALS • • • • • • • • • • • • Particle size distribution – dry sieving Particle size distribution .

Testing of cement LABORATORY OF NON-METALLIC MATERIALS • • • • • • • • • Chemical analysis Specific gravity Bulk density Specific surface (Blaine method) Volume stability (Le Chatelier method) Time of seting and hardening Shrinkage Compressive strength Flexural strength .

Testing of gypsum and lime LABORATORY OF NON-METALLIC MATERIALS • Chemical analysis • Standard consistency and waterlime ratio • Lime slaking rate • Quick lime content • Volume stability • Water retention • Time of setting • Bulk density • Specific gravity • Compressive strength • Flexural strength .

Flow table.Testing of concrete LABORATORY OF NON-METALLIC MATERIALS • Fresh concrete consistency (Slump. Vebe-method) • Air content in fresh concrete • Temperature in fresh concrete • Making and curing of concrete samples • Compressive strength • Flexural strength of concrete • Rebar detection .Covermeter • Crack detection (Ultrasonic tester) • Crack detection (Microscope) • Water permeability • Frost resistance .

Testing of asphalt-concrete LABORATORY OF NON-METALLIC MATERIALS • Depth of penetration • Ring and Ball Softening Point • Quantitative Extraction of Bitumen • Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Compacted Asphalt Mixtures • Marshall stability and flow .

TGA. dilatometry) • Refractoriness • Particle size distribution • Specific gravity • Standard consistency • Drying abd firing behaviour • Loss of ignition • Plasticity (Pfefferkorn method) • Thermal changes . DTA.Testing of clay LABORATORY OF NON-METALLIC MATERIALS • Chemical analysis • Mineralogical analysis (DSC.

Testing of massonry brick LABORATORY OF NON-METALLIC MATERIALS • • • • • • • • • • Dimension. shape. apperance Bulk density Compressive strength Water absorption Porosity Frost resistance Lime content Soluble salts content Water impermeability of tile Impact resistance of tile .

dilatometry) • Volume stability • Sintering point • Loss of ignition . DTA. TGA.Testing of slag and fly ash LABORATORY OF NON-METALLIC MATERIALS • Chemical analysis • Mineralogical analysis (DSC.

Testing of wood LABORATORY OF NON-METALLIC MATERIALS • Shrinking and sweling percentage • Bulk density • Compressive strength • Tensile strength • Flexural strength • Shear strength .