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UCM acquires Rheometer
Author: Riaan Combrinck
Published: 15/06/2017

‚ÄčThe UCM recently purchased an ICAR Rheometer from Germann Instruments to the value of R 340 000. Rheology provides a more scientific measure of concrete's suitability for casting and compaction procedures compared to the traditional slump test. This specific ICAR Rheometer is suitable for testing the rheology of fresh concrete with a stone size up to 19 mm and is the only one of its kind in South Africa. The rheometer is a welcome addition to the UCM laboratory and has already been used by both undergraduate and post graduate students. The UCM gratefully acknowledges the financial contribution of the Engineering Faculty, SubCom B Research Committee as well as the Civil Engineering Department of Stellenbosch University.