Composite Structures Laboratory
 

Facilities
Biaxial Frame
Optical Methods
Impact Testing
Large-Scale Loading
Hopkinson Bar
Elevated Temperature
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Facilities

Four Acuator Biaxial Testing Frame

Incremental Shear Strain Contours with digital speckle photography Testing frame with elevated temperature (2000C) testing capability and digital optical diagnostics for strain measurement

Optical Methods

Digital Speckle Photography Set-up for Optical Diagnostics Carbon Nanotube manufacturing facility and nano-mechanics test facility.

Impact Testing


Axial and transverse impact tests can be done at rates typical of automobile accidents. Deformation is recorded with a digital ultra high speed CordinTM camera (1 frame/ms) to illustrate and understand failure mechanisms

Large-Scale Loading Frame


MTS servo-hydraulic compression-torsion mechanical test frame (100K lbf. and 50k in. lb torque) for testing structural panels under combined compression-shear loads

Hopkinson Bar


Two hopskinson bar test apparatus' for the testing of polymers and polymer Composites subject to high-speed impacts.

Elevated-Temperature Testing Facilities

Instron

1000 lb Instron model 4201 test system and an Instron environmental chamber enable coupon level testing at elevated temperatures.

Additional Equipment

MTS servo-hydraulic compression-torsion mechanical test frame (100K lbf. and 50k in. lb torque) for testing structural panels under combined compression-shear loads.

Mini tension-torsion and screw driven test frames for coupon level materials tests.

Special purpose ovens and hot presses for sample manufacturing

 
 
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