Mechanical Test Lab

Our Mechanical Test Lab offers in house rapid turnaround screening of mechanical properties. Below are the various hardware and software used in the lab, as well as our mechanical testing capabilities

Benchtop Tester:

  • Tinius Olsen H25KT (+/-25kN)

Data Acquisition Hardware:

  • NI SCXI 1122 (16 Digital IO channels, 16 S/s)
  • NI SCXI 1540 (8LVDT Input 333 kS/s)
  • Vishay Model P3 (4 Strain gage channels 8 S/s)
  • 1" and 2" Extensometers

Data Acquisition Software:

  • NI Labview
  • Tinius Olsen Test Navigator

Mechanical Testing Capabilities:

  • In-Plane Compression (ASTM D 695-02A)
  • In-Plane Tension (ASTM D 638)
  • In-Plane Shear (ASTM D 5379-05)
  • Interlaminar Shear (ASTM D 3846-02)
  • Interlaminar Tension (ASTM D 1468-00)
  • 4-Pt Bending (ASTM D 6272-02)
  • Double Shear Fastener (MIL 1312-13A)
  • Pin Shear (MIL STD 1312-28)
  • Double Lap-Shear (ASTM D 3528-96)
  • Curved Beam Strength – ‘Curved Beam ILT’ (ASTM D 6415-99)
  • Bearing Strength (ASTM D 953-10)
  • Fiber Tow Testing (ASTM D 4018-11)
  • Aerial Weight of Carbon Fabric (ASTM D 3776-09
  • Thickness of Carbon Fabric (ASTM D 1777-96)
  • Resin Content (SACMA SRM 23R-94)

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