Mechanical and Physical Properties Laboratory

Research Associate Bob Walsh examines  the fracture surface of a tensile specimen on an inspection microscope in the Mechanical and Physical Properties Lab. Research Associate Bob Walsh examines the fracture surface of a tensile specimen on an inspection microscope in the Mechanical and Physical Properties Lab.

Unique test equipment and methods are used by scientists to evaluate the performance of materials in extreme environments.

We also provide testing and analysis services to industry, universities and government agencies that require our experience and distinctive capabilities.

Equipment

Equipment for testing mechanical properties includes:

  • pdf100 kN (22 kip) MTS, w/cryostat
  • 250 kN (55 kip) MTS, w/cryostat
  • 250 kN (55 kip) MTS
  • 500 kN (110 kip) MTS, w/cryogenic capabilities
  • 50 kN (11 kip) Instron Screw machine (Elevated Temp Chamber)
  • 5 kN (1 kip) Instron Screw Machine
  • 250 N (50 lb) MTS Tytron Servo-electric
  • 22 kN (6 kip) High Cycle Fatigue (Electric Motor w/Cam/Lever)
  • 400 N-m (300 ft-lb) Charpy Impact
  • Rockwell Hardness Tester
  • Micro-hardness tester

Equipment for testing physical properties includes:

  • Ic vs B Probe (ITER Barrels and Hairpin)
  • Jc vs B and Strain Rig (100 mm long sample, 2.5 kN / 2kA / 20 T)
  • PPMS, Quantum Design (9T, Temp. Range 1.9 K - 400 K)
  • Thermal Expansion Dilatometer, Anter (Temp. Range 4 K - 1273 K)
  • Ultrasonic Elastic Modulus (295 K)
  • Resistance Measurement Test Stand (RRR)
Last modified on 24 August 2016