BACK TO CINVA MAIN

3.16.00

Materials ARC2723 Lab 3a: Intro to Concrete Masonry

For the remainder of the semester, the labs in this class will be looking at the production of masonry units with a small machine called a cinva-ram.

The intentions are as follows:

1. To study the material constituents of concrete masonry
2. To study the means of production
3. To study the systems in which the units are employed
4. To make devices which determine the configuration of the units
5. To expand your way of thinking about masonry systems.

For next Tuesday: We will begin mixing and testing different recipes for concrete masonry, using conventional materials, like sand, aggregate and cement.

We will also test different mixtures using soil, vermiculite and other potential aggregates. Between now and Tuesday acquire the following:

Team: Item Quantity Source
StantzJeffries Mason's Cement 1 Bag (96 lbs.) E. Mississippi
Labutka/Gray Portland cement 1 Bag (96 lbs.) E. Mississippi
D. Nelson/Nguyen Portland cement 1 bag (96 lbs.) E. Mississippi
Dykes/Kavalsky Mason's (fine) sand 5 gals buy the yard
Edris/Lacy Mason's (fine) sand 5 gals buy the yard
Overstreet/Heath Mason's (fine) sand 5 gals buy the yard
Elder/Watson Mason's (fine) sand 5 gals buy the yard
Blue/Mann Concrete Sand 5 gals apac/mmc
M. Nelson/Poole Concrete Sand 5 gals apac/mmc
Black/Soliz Concrete Sand 5 gals apac/mmc
Vance/McGonagill Concrete Sand 5 gals apac/mmc
Conner/Sheik-Hassan 3/4" gravel 5 gals apac/mmc
Taylor/Rowell 3/4" gravel 5 gals apac/mmc
Coleman/Boyd Red Sand 5 gals buy the yard
Jang/Spencer Red Sand 5 gals buy the yard
Durrell/Ervin Red Sand 5 gals buy the yard
Smith/Franklin Red Sand 5 gals buy the yard
Ray/Maxwell/Talley wash gravel 5 gals buy the yard
Brooks/Flynn pea (fine) gravel 5 gals buy the yard
Bishop/Pressgrove pea (fine) gravel 5 gals buy the yard
Boerner/Cox/Seabold vermiculite 2 Bags E. Mississippi
Whitfield/Weir vermiculite 2 Bags E. Mississippi

Bring it to school, and clearly label the container's contents.

We will be mixing small quantities of these things in different recipes and proportions, making small test blocks, and testing their load bearing capacity.

Buy the Yard: 602 Lynn Lane (near McKee Park) 320.9900 (Judy)
APAC: Industrial Park 323.7224 (Larry)
MMC: Industrial Park Road 323-1223(Barbara)


Last Updated on 3/30/00
By Nils Gore