IM4212 Infrastructure Material Testing Laboratory Syllabus:

IM4212 Infrastructure Material Testing Laboratory Syllabus – Anna University PG Syllabus Regulation 2021


 To conduct experiments on construction materials by providing advanced tools & expertise for the pursuit of industrial, field and academic research.
 To understand the application of computational tools in infrastructure engineering design and analysis.
 To prepare, interpret and comprehend the field and laboratory testing for sustainable design and construction of infrastructure.
 To understand the importance of QC/AQ in field construction practices.


Concrete Engineering Lab

1. Cube Testing – Mix Design
2. Rheology of concrete
3. Fabrication, casting and testing of simply supported Reinforced Concrete Beam for Strength and Deflection behaviour
4. Testing of Simply Supported Steel Beam for Strength and Deflection Behavior.
5. Non -Destructive Testingusing Concrete Test Hammers, Ultrasonic pulse velocity testers.
6. Multibay portal frame Analysis using STADDPRO software

Geotechnical Engineering Lab

1. Direct Shear Test
2. Consolidation Test
3. Unconfined Compressive test
4. Triaxial shear test (Drained and Un-drained test)
5. CBR Test.
6. Geotextile Testing
7. Slope stability, bearing capacity and settlement analysis using PLAXIS software.

Environmental Engineering Lab

1. Water testing for construction as stated in IS 456.


1. Loading frame of 100-ton capacity with required accessories
2. Compression Testing Machine (CTM) with required accessories
3. RCPT test Apparatus/ Sulphate resistance Apparatus
4. V- funnel and L-box Apparatus
5. CBR test Apparatus
6. Sorptivity test Apparatus
7. Tri-axial equipment
8. Consolidometer Accessories include Consolidation Ring Porous Stones, Consolidation Cell, Dial Gauges, Loading Device, Equipment for measuring Initial Height of Test Specimen to an accuracy of 0.1 mm
9. Unconfined compressive strength test equipment consists of trimmers, saws, extruders, and moulding components.
10. Direct shear test consists of shear box, soil container, loading unit, proving ring, dial gauge to measure shear deformation and volume changes
11. NDT equipment consists of Concrete Test Hammers, Ultrasonic pulse velocity testers
12. STAAD PRO & PLAXIS Software
13. Geotextile Permeameter
14. Water testing equipment & Chemicals

Course Outcomes

CO1- Characterize the operational principles of various types of material testing apparatuses and distinguish the merits and pitfalls of different types of tests.
CO2- Apply rigorous standard testing methods to conduct laboratory tests and interpret test Results.
CO3- Perform QC/QA on the materials used for infrastructure engineering and Quantify aspects of the sustainability in the selection of the materials.
CO4- Demonstrate the computational tools in the analysis of infrastructure projects
CO5- Prepare testing report based on field, laboratory and computational techniques.


1. IS 2720: All parts: 1990 Methods of Test for Soils
2. IS 3025: Methods of sampling and testing of water
3. IS 456: (2000) – Plain and Reinforced Concrete – Code of practice.
4. IS 516 (1959): Methods of tests for strength of concrete.
5. IS 1199 (1959): Methods of sampling and analysis of concrete.