Mechanical and Environmental Test Facility

This facility is equipped with a wide range of mechanical test devices for plastics, nanocomposites and composite materials. The tests can be performed at microscopic and macroscopic scales, and for various environmental conditions (varying temperature and humidity).​​
 

 

IMG_3727Single-Column Bench Level Electromechanical Universal Testing Machine​​.
Brand: Instron
Model: 5944
Description: Instron 5944 universal testing machine dedicated to testing laminated composites, polymeric thin plate, films a​nd single fibres. This machine accommodates 2 kN and 5 N load cells.
IMG_3730Double-Column Electromechanical Universal Testing Machine​​.
Brand: Instron
Model: 5882
Description: Instron 5882 universal testing machine dedicated to testing the mechanical properties of laminated composites, polymeric materials, thick films. This machine accommodates 100 kN, 10 kN and 500 N load cells, and is equipped with standard video extensometer for longitudinal strain measurement. We also designed a custom-made bench for conducting quasi-static indentation (QSI) using this machine.
IMG_3729Linear-Torsion All Electric Dynamic Test Machine.
Brand: Instron
Model: ElectroPulsTM E10000
Description: Instron E10000 torsion testing machine dedicated to testing the dynamic/fatigue mechanical properties of laminated composites and polymeric materials up to 100 Hz frequency. This machine accommodates 10 kN dynamic linear and 100 Nm dynamic torque, and equipped with an environmental chamber (-50 to 300 deg C).
Link: ElectroPuls​
IMG_1301In-situ Tensile Stage for Micro-Computed Tomography Application.
Brand: Deben
Model: CT1000
Description: Deben CT1000 in-situ tensile stage enables one to observe the development of damage within materials using a micro-CT scanner while mechanically loaded. This machine accommodates 5 kN load cell.
Link: Deben CT1000
2014-11-10 16_17_19-DSC_0200 - Windows Photo ViewerMicro-Tensile/Compression Mechanical Tester for Scanning Electron Microscopy Application​​.
Brand: Kammrath & Weiss
Model: DDS2
Description: Kammrath & Weiss DDS2 micro-tensile/compression tester enables one to observe the development of damage within materials using scanning electron microscopy while materials are mechanically loaded. This machine accommodates 5 kN and 1 kN load cells.
Link: Kammrath & Weiss DDS2
indenterMicro Indenter Machine​​.
Brand: Nanovea
Description: Nanovea micro indenter can be used to perform micro indentation, micro hardness testing, micro scratch, adhesion testing, micro wear and friction testing. This machine can be used up to 200 N load.
Link: Nanovea
Environmental Chamber​​.
Brand: Tenney
Description: Tenney environmental chamber can be used to perform thermal and humidity ageing tests of various materials.
uvchamberUV Curing Chamber for Aging Test of Materials​​.
Brand: Hoenle
Model: UVACUBE 400
Description: Hoenle UVACUBE 400 with 30 cm x 40 cm platform can be used for investigating the material ageing due to ultraviolet light (e.g., sunlight).
Link: UVACUBE400​