The ACIM laboratory includes equipment and analysis tools for three-dimensional nondestructive imaging of material microstructure, mineralogical analysis of aggregates, quantitative image analysis of aggregate shape characteristics, measuring surface free energy of asphalt binders and aggregates, characterization of adhesion between various material and pavement systems using micro-structural analysis and continuum mechanics.
The ACIM laboratory compliments the existing civil engineering and TTI laboratories that include almost all standard tools and equipment required for specimen fabrication and mechanical testing of infrastructure materials such as:
- Equipment for rheological characterization of materials
- Geotechnical testing equipment
- Ground penetrating radar
- Gyratory compactors
- Small scale load testers
- Universal testing machines capable of conducting several AASHTO and ASTM tests