The laboratory of RERS has several divisions. The laboratory supports internal research (PhD and Master research projects) and externally funded projects. Please contact for an offer or more information.

Asphalt and bituminous mortar

  • Preparation, compaction and testing of gyratory specimen (Ø10cm and Ø15cm)
    • Mixing (EN 12697-35)
    • Gyratory compaction (EN 12697-31)
    • Determination of maximum density (EN 12697-5)
    • Determination of bulk density (EN 12697-6)
    • Determination of void characteristics (EN 12697-8)
    • Determination of water sensitivity (EN 12697-12)
    • Determination of Indirect Tensile Strength (EN 12697-23)
    • Determination of the affinity between aggregate and bitumen (EN 12697-11)
    • Acoustic absorption using an impedance tube (ISO 10534-2)
  • Preparation, compaction and testing of slabs (50x18x5cm, 50x18x10cm, 60x40x5cm, 60x40x10cm, 60x40x15cm)
    • Mixing (EN 12397-35)
    • Roller compaction (EN 12697-33)
    • Wheel tracking (EN 12697-22)
    • Stiffness test (EN 12697-26)
    • Fatigue test (EN12697-24)
  • Mortar tests by DSR: stiffness, fatigue, healing, creep, (in house procedure)


  • Determination of needle penetration (EN 1426)
  • Determination of softening point – R&B method (EN 1427)
  • Determination of the Fraass breaking point (EN 12593)
  • Determination of complex shear modulus and phase angle – DSR (EN 14770)
  • MSCRT test by DSR
  • Determination of the flexural creep stiffness – BBR (EN 14771)
  • Accelerated long-term ageing by the rotating cylinder method - RCAT (EN 15323)
  • Rolling Thin Film Oven Test RTFOT (EN 12607-1)
  • Determination of chemical composition by FTIR (in house procedure – BBRC Method)
  • Digital Image Processing & SEM (scanning electron microscopy)


  • Fresh concrete and mortar mixing, includig characterization of consistency (slump, flow, fresh density, air content, slump-flow, V-funnel, rheometer, etc.) and sample preparation (moulds, finishing equipment, core drilling facilities,etc.)
  • Characterization of hydration processes and binding (TAM Air calorimetry, (Semi-)adiabatic heat of hydration determination, Vicat (mechanical and ultrasonic), etc.)
  • Determination of mechanical properties (compressive, flexural and tensile testing, E-modulus, CTE)
  • Determination of durability related properties (chloride migration, chloride profiling, carbonation, frost-thaw resistance, ASR, shrinkage, ect.)
  • Charactrization of micro-structure (SEM analysis, water absorption, N2 adsorption, UPV, porosimetry)
  • Various non-destructive testing equipment: rebar detection, ultrasonic pulse velocity, radar and tomograhy, corrosion analysis (wheel-electrodes), IR-thermography, surface resistivity, water content and water permeability, air permeability, etc.


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