Mechanics of materials laboratory consists of several state-of-art equipment as listed below.

Temperature range : (-170 °C to 600 °C)

DSC is a thermo-analytical technique in which the difference in the amount of heat required to increase the temperature of a sample and reference are measured as a function of temperature. Both the sample and reference are maintained at nearly the same temperature throughout the experiment. of temperatures to be scanned. It is being used to determine transformation temperatures of SMAs.

Miscellaneous

Text Box: Shape Memory Alloys: Ferromagnetic and Conventional

Facilities

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Load Capacity: +/- 100kN

Stroke: 150 mm dynamic

Attachments:

High Temperature Extensometer (Gage length: 12mm, Max Temperature: 1200 °C)

Furnace (-100 °C to 300 °C)

Load Cell (5 kN, 100 kN)

 

MTS Landmark system is being used to conduct static and dynamic tension/compression/flexure experiments at a wide range of temperature. Contact for more information or testing request karaca@engr.uky.edu

Furnace (Lindberg/Blue M)

 

This furnace is being used to heat treat materials up to 1200’C. It is accompanied by iron tongs, insulating glows and ceramic dishes.

Trim saw (MTI-4)

 

This variable speed saw is being used to cut shape memory alloy samples with its diamond blades.

 

Servohydraulic Mechanical Tester (MTS LandMark with FlexTest 40)

Scan Modes: temperature, time, frequency and dynamic stress

Other Modes: creep recovery, creep ramp, constant force and constant length

Temperature range : (-170 °C to 500 °C)

Heating Rates: 0.1 to 40°C per minute

Displacement Range: 0.0001 to 24.000 mm

Frequency Range: 0.01 to 51.0 Hz

Amplitude Range: 0.0002 to 1.3000 mm

Tan (delta): 0.0001 to 9.9999

Force Range: 0.003 to 8.000 N

 

Differential Scanning Calorimeter (Perkin Elmer Pyris DSC 1)

Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (Perkin Elmer Pyris DMA 7e)

 

DMA 7e provides the performance and flexibility necessary for the characterization of a broad range of materials from soft samples such as elastomers, thin films and single filament fibers, to hard samples like composites, ceramics and metals. The DMA 7e’s multiple measuring systems accommodate most sample types, and its multiple operating modes, including temperature, time, frequency scan, stress scan, creep-recovery, and constant force (TMA), further enhance flexibility and accurate material characterization.