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Solid Mechanics Laboratory

(Directed by Dr. Ramamurthy Prabhakaran & Dr.Stacie Ringleb)

 

 

The Solid Mechanics Laboratory houses several machines for measuring the mechanical properties of a variety of materials. It is equipped with a computerized data acquisition system for recording and data analysis. Recent additions are experiments in non-destructive material and composite evaluation.

 

Lab Capabilities:

 

  • Tensile Tests
  • Compression Tests
  • Torsion Tests
  • Bending Tests
  • Measurement of Material Properties

 

Lab Facilities:

 

  • Universal Testing Machine (MTS)
  • Torsion Twisting Machine
  • Benestop Testing Machines
  • Strain Indicators
  • Other Instruments

 

 

 

MTS Alliance RF/300 Electromechanical Load Frame 

 

MTS Alliance RF/300 Electromechanical Load Frame with Computers Analyzing Data

 

Tensile Testing Apparatus with P3 Strain Indicator and Recorder (close up)

 

Tensile Testing Apparatus with P3 Strain Indicator and Recorder (complete setup)