Facilities

The COHMAS laboratory contains specific and specialised application equipment completed by state of the art Core facilities which enable the team to perform comprehensive studies of heterogeneous materials.


Linkam heating and freezing system T95-PE

The Linkam heating and freezing system allows to closely examining sample changes at different required temperature. The temperature range is from -196 oC to 600 oC, with the temperature accuracy of 0.05 oC.

Our printer BCN3D Sigma (https://www.bcn3dtechnologies.com/en/3d-printer/bcn3d-sigma/) has the unique Independent Dual Extruder system allows printing two different materials or colors while maintains the excellent surface quality. Its printing capacity includes standard 3D printing filaments (PLA and ABS), soluble supports (PVA), flexible materials (TPU) or even composites (wood-filled, metal-filled and carbon fiber-filled materials). The printer then provides us a fast, economical method for our proof of concept design.​​

Models are systematically introduced to help better understanding, analysis and prediction of physical processes such as damage aging, and multiphysics behavior. The COHMAS laboratory's cluster of 7 workstations allows parallel computing during simulations of material behavior.
We can perform a wide range of testing no engineering materials, ranging from mechanical testing at various scales to long term aging in various environmental conditions.

Characterization and multi-fields observations is one of the key areas of our team, and it is supported by various characterization devices.

Our lab is equipped with major processing and preparation techniques for polymer matrix based composite materials.
KAUST has established Core Labs and Major Facilities which are available to support the research of faculty, scientists and graduate students both on campus and with regional and international collaborators. These facilities may also be used by KAUST’s industrial partners.