Virtual Concrete Laboratory


This is a virtual concrete laboratory, intended for use by second and final year Civil Engineering students in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath.

It is essential that the accompanying video is viewed prior to using this webpage for the tutorials. Below are links to the ten concrete tests which form part of this virtual laboratory. Within each link, you will be able to study cracking and failure behaviour of each specimen, and access the relevant tutorial sheet for completion.

Under-reinforced beam

Over-reinforced beam

Beam loaded in shear

Beam containing stirrups

Steel-prestressed beam

FRP-prestressed beam

1m-high column

1.5m-high column

Slab supported on 3 sides

Slab supported on 4 sides


Last Updated 25 January 2001 by Tim Ibell