- Single and Rosette Strain Gages analyze the principal orientations of theoretically defined stresses, as compared to measurable strains. Experimentation focuses on stresses and discontinuities in beams under flexural conditions.
- Instron 5882 Tensile Testing Machine provides comprehensive material testing for the investigation of material behavior by analyzing three-point bending and fatigue, allowing students to develop stress-strain curves for metals and plastics.
- Instron R.R. Moore’s Fatigue Testing Machine offers an effective experimental method for students to develop a comprehensive understanding of cyclic load as opposed to static loading. Students determine S-N curves, fatigue strength and endurance limits.
- Pressure Vessels. Experimental study of the thin-walled cylindrical vessels using strain gages in calculation of internal pressure. Understanding of the Hoop and Tangential stresses.
- Rockwell and Micro Tukon Hardness Testers gage material hardness after samples are heated, providing students with a better understanding of material property changes.
- Benz Impact Fracture Testing teaches characteristics of impact fractures by measuring impact energy or notch toughness using two standardized tests, Charpy and Izod.
- Six computers with Vishay data acquisition capabilities provide software support.