LIST OF EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICS EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE IN AML
- 2 Hydraulic Universal Testing Machines MDG (Maximum capacity 100kN,
Maximum frequency for fatigue testing 100 Hz), equipped with an oven for
sub ambient temperature to 5000 C.
- Electromechanical Universal Testing
Machines Scheunk, (Maximum capacity 100kN and 25 kN), equipped with an
induction heating oven for high temperature
testing in air. Both may perform low cycle fatigue tests.
- Ultrasonic Systems, A, C and D-Scan (Bath Size 1200x1000 mm).
- Two Quasi-Static Universal Testing Frames, maximum capacity 25 kN .
- 6-Channel SPARTAN 2000 System by PAC for NDT Acoustic Emission
- 4-Channel MYSTRAS System by PAC for transient Acoustic Emission
- Ultrasonic System dedicated to the characterisation of the stiffness
matrix of anisotropic materials and the anisotropic damage developed
fatigue conditions, equipped with the necessary software developed in
- Thermo-Camera System by Nikon
- Thermal Analysis DuPont 2000 System with 9900 Programmer comprising
the following units :
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis System by Bruel & Kjaer for resonance
and forced vibrations. Complete set of 1-D, 2-D and 3-D accelerometers
necessary amplifiers, 2 base excitation shakers, excitation hammers,
data logger and data acquisition systems.
Low velocity impact machine.
Ballistic-Impact testing equipment
Impact Pendulum (Sharpy & Izold Impact).
Nikon-Optiphot 66 Microscope (Fractography),equipped with CCD and
Viscoelastic Characterisation Systems (creep, relaxation) equipped
with a controlled temperature furnace (Max temperature: 5000 C).
Conditioning - chamber for humidity and temperature control and UV
Conditioning - chamber for bellow zero temperatures.
Special frame for testing of safety helmets according to EC regulation
Laboratory platens press 300x300 mm, hydraulic force 300 kN, max.
temperature 4000 C.
Hand Lay up and Spray up systems with Vacuum bagging for the manufacturing
of composite components.
Autoclave system for the manufacturing of composite components
Vacuum casting device for the manufacturing of working prototype
Vacuum forming system.
Full access to a Rapid Prototyping set-up consisting of SLA, LOM
and Z-Print systems
SGI 8-processors system, Sun UltraSparc, HP/C180 WorkStations and
network of PCs.
- Thermal Mechanical Analyzer(TMA) 943
- Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA) 983
- Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) 910
- Liquid Nitrogen Cooling Accessory (LNCA 11)
- Nastran, Nike, Patran, ANSYS and LS-DYNA3D Finite element codes, Franc 2-D
and 3-D for fracture analysis.
- Warp3D analysis code for advanced plastic and viscoplastic analysis.
- Solid Edge, Rhinoceros, Autocad and Pro Engineer design codes.
Ultrasonic system, for the measurements stiffness matrix of anisotropic materials,
based on the inversion of phase velocity measurements. The system has been
used for the characterization of anisotropic damage developed under thermomechanical
fatigue conditions in the case of composite materials (organic matrix, ceramic
matrix), equipped with the necessary software developed in house.
Pattern recognition in house developed algorithms for the analysis of continuous
Acoustic Emission monitoring of quasi-static, fatigue and fracture mechanics
experiments, for the complete characterization of the damage modes and the
damage evolution under loading conditions. Application in the case of organic
and ceramic matrix composites structures.
Complete Lab. for processing of composite materials and the production of
prototypes designed by AML, equipped with Autoclave system (F 1000 mm), vacuum
bagging facilities, hand lay up and spray up equipment. Also available a Thermal
Press for the production of thermoplastic composites.
In house developed facilities for the measurements of modal damping. Application
of the system for the characterization of the structural integrity of the composite
structures, and the design of controlled damping systems.
In house developed software for the characterisation of coating mechanical
properties (modulus, strength, yield point and strain hardening exponent),
using data from a micro and/or nano indentation experiment. Full access to
a nano indentation system.
In house developed equipment for quantifying the scratch resistance of coatings
using Acoustic Emission sensoring.
In house developed pattern recognition algorithm for AE monitored signals
for the evaluation of the damage state of Thermal Barrier Coatings.
Full access to a number of SEM, Microprob, XPS and optical microscopes for
material and fractographic analysis