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).​​ 


Peel Strength Test Machine.
Brand: Zwick and Grip Engineering
Model: Zwick/Roell Z0.5 and TH50
Description: The Zwick Z0.5 universal testing machine is dediated to the peeling testing of flexible coating layer. For that purpose it is equiped with the TH50 grip made by Grip Engineering. The machine accommodates 200 N and 500 N load cells.
Link: ZwickiLine and TH50

Single-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.
Link: Instron 5940 series
Linear-Torsion All Electric Dynamic Test Machine
Brand: Instron
Model: ElectroPuls E3000
Description: Instron E3000 torsion testing machine dedicated to testing the dynamic/fatigue mechanical properties of laminated composites and polymeric materials up to 200 Hz frequency. This machine accommodates 3 kN dynamic linear and 25 Nm dynamic torque.
Link:  ElectroPuls E3000
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.
Link: Instron 5980 series
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, 1 kN, 50 N, and 200 N.
Link: Kammrath & Weiss DDS2
Micro 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
Furnance.
Brand: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Model: F48020-80
Discription: This high temperature over, up to 1200°C, is used to burn away thermosets to determine the mass and volume fraction of a composite material.

Universal Oven.
Brand: Memmert
Model: UF260 plus
Description: The oven allows for accurate temperature control which is used for drying ageing tests. It provides temperature and ventilation control, through several presets and cycles.
Link: Memmert UF260 plus

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​