• *** The University will be closed on Thursday, September 21, 2017 to celebrate the Islamic New Year
  • *** Withdrawal deadline for Fall 2017 semester is on November 9, 2017
  • ***Senior’s meeting with the registrar regarding Degree Audits completion (September 18 – October 19)
  • *** AUD ID cards for new students will be available in the Registrar’s Office starting Sunday, September 17, 2017
  • *** Fall 2017 semester starts September 04, 2017 and ends December 21, 2017
The materials and structures lab is equipped with several testing apparatuses specifically chosen to demonstrate a wide variety of experiments necessary to enhance the students’ knowledge in materials Engineering as well as structural theory. The lab houses a 150 kN Instron Universal Testing Machine used to demonstrate tension, compression and flexure experiments on various types of building materials; multiple sets for aggregates classification, including sieve sets for aggregate size analysis; and multiple sets of slump cones and cube and cylindrical moulds. A 2000 kN Autocon concrete compressive strength machine is also available. The lab is also equipped with a range of non-destructive testing tools including Shmidt Hammer and ultrasonic kit for assessing the compressive strength of concrete, and a Profometer that detects bar location and orientation, bar size, and concrete cover. A RAB Rockwell/Brinell hardness tester is also available and allows the students to measure the hardness of different materials. A wide range of experiments that demonstrate concepts in mechanics of materials and structural analysis are available and incorporated into several courses throughout the curriculum. Among these experiments are the beam deflection test, torsion test on shafts and tubes, bending test, unsymmetric bending of beams, and buckling of