Advanced Material Testing Laboratory
The Advanced Material Testing Laboratory in the South Engineering Research Center features multiple servo-hydraulic testing frames ranging in load capacity from 50 lbs to 250,000 lbs. The equipment is capable of fatigue testing materials and small structures in axial tension/compression, multiaxial tension-torsion, and combined bending and torsion. Related equipment includes an induction coil heating unit for thermo-mechanical fatigue, a high temperature isothermal furnace and a moderate temperature isothermal test chamber for material testing. The Mechanical Testing Laboratory in the North Engineering Research Center contains a full suite of electromechanical and servohydraulic load frames capable of load capacities ranging from 100 to 10,000 kN at temperatures up 1600°C. The lab also houses a Gleeble 1600 thermomechanical simulator, split Hopkinson bbar, and a full nano- and micro-mechanical test lab with indentation and wear test capabilities.