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Double cantilever beam fracture toughness test method

Mechanical Testing

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The Manufacturing Science & Technology Center provides scientists, engineers, designers, and computational modelers with a broad range of mechanical testing techniques. Measurements of mechanical properties, testing of components and small structures, validation of encapsulant cure stress models, development of fracture mechanics tests for use in adhesion studies and understanding the failure mechanism of adhesive interfaces are only a few of the activities in the mechanical testing arena. The department can develop an appropriate test structure, perform the test, analyze, and interpret the data for you.

  Servohydraulic laod frame for cyclic load testing

Servohydraulic load frome for cyclic load testing



  Strain measurement during encapsulation

Strain measurement during encapsulation



  Miniature mechanical testing

Mechanical Testing of small foam sample

Mike Kelly