The EPIC HighBay Laboratory (EHBL) and subsequent laboratories can work from the molecular level to the full-scale level. This means that anywhere along product development, the researchers at EPIC can provide support, from ideation, development, modification, simulations, evaluations, and risk assessment.
The EHBL has the capabilities to work with a variety of materials including, but not limited, to metals such as steel and aluminum; concrete such as traditional Portland cement and geopolymer; composite material such as carbon fiber, polymers, and, wood.
The following are common tests and researchers in the high-bay labs. There are multiple types of tests performed within these groups.
- Compression/tensile strength
- Thermal conductivity
- Nondestructive evaluation
The following individual laboratories support many different types of laboratory test
- Hydraulics Laboratory managed by Dr. William Saunders
- Large Scale Aquatics Laboratory managed by Dr. James Amburgey
- Construction Materials Development Laboratory managed by Dr. Brett Tempest
- Field and In-Situ Testing Laboratory managed by Dr. Miguel Pando
- Soil Characterization and Sample Preparation Laboratory managed by Dr. Vincent Ogunro
- Geosynthetic Materials Testing and Performance Laboratory managed by Dr. Kimberly Warren
- Pavement Materials Performance Laboratory managed by Dr. Vincent Ogunro
- Advanced Geomaterial Testing Laboratory managed by Dr. Miguel Pando
- Material Preparation Room managed by Dr. Brett Tempest
- Undergraduate Structural Materials Testing Laboratory managed by Dr. Brett Tempest
- Soil & Rock Dynamics Experimentation Laboratory managed by Dr. Vincent Ogunro
- High Bay Laboratory managed by Dr. Youngjin Park
- 100% Humidity Curing Room managed by Dr. Youngjin Park
The photos below showcase some of the equipment and test facilities within the High-Bay Structures Laboratory.