The laboratory mainly researches on the development and the application technology of structures and materials for the waterproofs, the waterstops as well as the repairing and protection of old hydraulic structures. Since 1990s, research projects of the Ninth five-year National Key Technologies R&D Program, National Natural Science Foundation, Key Technology Program of State Power Company have been undertaken for the slab joint waterstops of high concrete face rockfill dam, from which new type waterstop structures for perimeter joint of the facing slab, GB sealant materials, design method of copper waterstop strip and rubber waterstop strip have been put forwarded to the demand of project construction of Shuibuya CFRD (233m high), Hongjiadu CFRD (180m high), Shanbanxi CFRD (185m high), etc. In the same period, joint waterstops for the large aqueduct of Dongshen project has also been developed and adopted.
Dilatometer for thermal expansion coefficient test
Differential scanning calorimeter
Electromechanical universal tester with high and low temperature
Xenon lamps artificial weather aging chamber
Thermal conductivity tester
Ozone aging chamber
Hydraulic structure joint seepage prevention & water sealing test model
Waterstop model tester for copper or rubber strip
Flow sealing model tester for joint sealant materials
Flow travel tester for joint sealant materials
·Waterproofing & joint waterstops for hydraulic structures
·Sealant materials for the joint waterstop of hydraulic structure
·Large model test for waterstop structures
·Repairing & protection materials and structures of old hydraulic structures
·Construction consultancy and service
·Seventh five-year National Key Technologies R&D Program: Experimental research on sealing material for concrete slab rockfill dam of Xibeikou
·Eighth five-year National Key Technologies R&D Program: Research on concrete slab anti-cracking technology and joint waterstop of high concrete face rockfill dam – TSQ No.1 CFRD
·Ninth five-year National Key Technologies R&D Program and Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China: Research on joint waterstop structure and material of 200 meters high CFRD - Shuibuya CFRD
·Key Technology Program of State Power Company: Research on joint waterstop structure and material of Hongjiadu CFRD
·Project of Beijing Innovation Fund for Technology Based Firms: Island Structure Epoxy Mortar
·Key Technology Program of Electric Power Industries and Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China: Underwater non-dispersible concrete
·Key project of National Natural Science Foundation of China: Research on destruction mechanism due to combined effect of concrete basement and surface coating, sub task of the “Research on management, prevention and assessment of aging disease of hydraulic concrete structure”.
·Key project of Ministry of Electric Power: Research on underwater chemical grouting material, sub-task of the “Underwater Repairing Technology of Dam Cracks”.
·Key project of Ministry of Electric Power: Research on the stop-up granular materials, PMC material and the related techniques under the impact of heavy water flow, sub-task of “Research on stop-up and seepage prevention technology for large karst cavern”.
Research on hydraulic project
·Joint wateratop materials for facing slab joint of upper reservoir of Ming Tomb pumped storage project
·Joint wateratop materials for perimeter joint of facing slab of Shuibuya CFRD
·Joint wateratop materials for perimeter joint of facing slab of Qinshan CFRD
·Expansion joint waterstop structure and materials for Dongshen Aqueduct Project
·Joint wateratop materials for perimeter joint of facing slab of Jilintai CFRD
·Joint wateratop materials for perimeter joint of facing slab of Zipingpu CFRD
·Joint wateratop materials for perimeter joint of facing slab of Gongboxia CFRD
·Development and research on shock-absorbing rubber plinth of large-scale aqueduct
·Joint wateratop materials for perimeter joint of facing slab of Niuniuba CFRD
·Research on aging durability of cushion material of Laxiwa spiral case
Draft of Standard Specification
·Chief compilation of “Technological Standard for Hydraulic Structure Water Sealing Belt” DL/T5215-2005
·Chief compilation of “Technological Standard for Caulking Sealing Material with Plasticity of Hydraulic Structure” DL/T 949-2005
·Chief compilation of “Standard Procedure for Underwater Non-Dispersible Concrete Experiment” DL/T 5117-2000
·Chief compilation of “Standard Procedure for Polymer-modified Concrete Mortar Experiment” DL/T 5126-2001
·Chief compilation of “Standard Procedure for Epoxy Resin Mortar Technology”
·Participation in compilation of “Technological Standard for Concrete Slab Rockfill Dam Joint Water Sealing” DL/T 5115-2000
·Participation in compilation of “Polymeric Water Proof Material --- Part III Water Swelling Rubber” GB/T18173.3-2002
·Concrete Polymer Composite Material and Its Application, Scientific and Technical Documents Publishing House, 1996
·Research project of “Research on New Type Water Sealing Structure of High Slab Dam & New Type Water Sealing Material and Its Application” won the third-place award of China Electric Power Technology Prize in 2001
·Research project of “Fundamental Research on Application of 200m-level High Slab Rockfill Dam” won the second-place award of China Da-Yu Water Conservancy S&T Prize in 2004
·Research project of “Research on Key Technology of High CFRD in Deep Canyon Area” won the second-place award of China Electric Power Technology Prize in 2005.
·Research project of “Research on Detection, Diagnosis and Repairing Technology of Concrete Crack” won the third-place award of Beijing S&T Advancement Prize in 2004.
·Patent of invention of “Top waterstop structure and its method in CFRD（ZL 99 1 27395.8）”
·Patent of utility model of: “Joint waterstop structure of CFRD（ZL 00 2 64881.4）”
·Patent of utility model of: “Corrugated rubber waterstop strip（ZL 98 2 02771.0）”
·Patent of utility model of: “Composite rubber water sealing cover（ZL 01 2 70588.8）”
·Patent of utility model of: “Corrugated rubber waterstop with variable thickness（ZL 02 2 02112.4）”
Introduction to the main achievement
Trough the a series of research projects relevant to the slab joint waterstop of concrete face rockfill dam (CFRD), the main achievements and development include the new top waterstop structure, GB series waterstop materials (GB sealant, GB plastic filler, GB compsite plate, etc.), size design method for copper strip and rubber waterstop, which have been widely adopted by two dozens of high CFRDs of both domestic and abroad. According to the demand of Jilintai project, a CFRD in a high seismic zone, the top defense line of waterstop has been modified to be of a self-healing type, which incorporates the GBW hydrophilic expansion rubber filler inside. Based on these achievements, two related industry standards were presided to draft out and issued by the National Development and Reform Commission of China, which plays a significant guiding role in the CFRD construction of China, and have also been adopted by some CFRDs in other countries, such as Bakun project in Malaysia and Nam Num 2 in Laos. At present, the waterstop structure and materials for 300m-level high CFRD has been under evaluation and test, according to the construction demand of CFRD of the height in the west of China.