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Experimental Mechanics and Composite Materials Laboratory

(Directed by Dr. Ramamurthy Prabhakaran)


The Experimental and Mechanics and Composite Materials Laboratory is a graduate teaching and research laboratory. The lab houses transmission and reflection polariscopes, an MTS material testing system with data acquisition facilities for low and high temperature testing of materials, and a dark room for photography. The lab also has facilities for composites related work, such as a diamond saw, acid digestion, and moisture absorption.


Lab Capabilities:

  • Composite Material testing
  • Cutting Composites
  • Transmission and Reflection Photoelastic Tests
  • Developing and Printing Photographic Negatives


Lab Facilities:

  • Electrohydraulic Testing Machine
  • Transmission Polariscope
  • Diamond Saw (water cooled)
  • Dark Room (for photographic work)




Blue M Environmental Chamber



MTS Material Testing Machine with Hydraulic Wedge Grip