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Introduction to Material Testing

Material testing laboratory is a part of Department of Mechanical Engineering and has vision to become a center of excellence in Materials testing and characterization. Presently, laboratory is equipped with universal testing machine with elevated temperature facility, hardness test, torsion, fatigue testing. There is equipment for material characterization such as cold mounting machine, polishing machine and metallurgical microscope. Moreover, dark room along with nondestructive testing equipment is available for testing the surface and sub-surface cracks of a product. The laboratory has been extensively used for various undergraduate and postgraduate courses namely, ME F215/MF F215 (Mechanical Engineering Laboratory), DE G631 (Material Testing and Technology), DE G514 (Fracture Mechanics). Many PhD, ME, and BE students use this lab for conducting experiments, which is a part of their thesis work.

  • Zwick/Roell Z100

    Faculty Coordinator : Dr Nitin R. Kotkunde

    Laboratory Technician: Mr. B. Laxman
     



    Technical Specifications: 

    1.    Load Frame : 100 KN; Load Cell (Class 0.5) : 100 kN and 5 kN; Loading System – Motorized

    2.    Display/Software : Testxpert – lll; Tests conducted : Tensile, Compression, 3 point bending test

    3.    Temperature Chamber : -70 to 250 degree Celsius; High Temperature Chamber : 1200 degree Celsius

    4.    Non-Contact Extensometer : 1000 mm; Contact Extensometer : 15-160 mm

     

     

     

     

     

    Application:

    Determines the mechanical properties of the specimens of various types of materials such as metals, polymers, elastomers, ceramics, biomaterials and composites, as per ASTM standards. This is achieved through mechanical loading by an electromechanical drive.

     

     

  • Universal Testing Machine (UTM)

     


    Technical Specifications: 

    1.    Load Capacity : 5 KN, 100 KN Load cell, Loading system: Motorized System

    2.    Display: Computerized with software.

    3.    High Temperature Chamber : 1100 degree Celsius.

    4.    Tests conducted : Tensile, Compression, 3 point bending test.

     

     

     

     

    Application:

    Determines the mechanical properties of the specimens of various types of materials such as metals, polymers, elastomers, ceramics, biomaterials and composites, as per ASTM standards. This is achieved through mechanical loading by an electromechanical drive.

     

     

  • Rotating Fatigue Machine

     

     

     


    Technical Specifications:

    1. Maximum stress : 350mpa (Apprx.),Maximum cycle count : 9.99 x 10 8,Display : Computerized with software (with versatile DATA Acquisition system, VDAS).
    2. Noise level : Lower than 70dB(A),Output Results : S-N Curve.

    Application:

    Determines the mechanical properties of the Specimens of various types of materials such as metals, as per ASTM standards.  

     

  • Brinell Hardness Tester

     


    Technical Specifications:

    1. Maximum Test Height : 230mm,Depth of throat : 133mm,LOAD RANGE : 60, 100 and 150 kgf, Types of Indenter(s): Ball and Diamond Indenters, Display : Electronic Digital, Automatic.
    2. Testing Table Diameter : 50mm,Loading system : Motorized System for loading and unloading.

     

    Application:

    Determines the hardness of Specimens of various types of materials such as metals.

     

  • Creep & Ruptchure Testing Machine

     

                        


    Technical Specifications:

    1. Maximum altitude : 2000 meters, Storage temperature : 5 degrees to 40 degrees Celsius, Operating temperature :±3 degrees Celsius at the time of force application.
    2. Relative humidity : more than 80 percent at 31 degrees Celsius, 50 percent at 40 degrees Celsius.

     

    Application:

    Determines the mechanical properties of the Specimens of various types of materials such as metals, as per ASTM standards.  

     

  • Micro Vickers Hardness Tester

     

                        

     


    Technical Specifications:

    1. Test method : Test for Vickers hardness, knop hardness, and fracture toughness, Test force switching : Selected by touch panel, Test force generation mechanism : Electromagnetic force system (voice coil).
    2. Test force control : Automatic system (load, retain, unload),Approaching speed : Fixed 60 Microns/second, Test force time : 1 to 99 seconds, Test force retention time : 1 to 99 seconds, Test force unload time : 1 to 99 seconds.
    3. Turret feature : For both automatic and manual use, Indenter : Vickers indenter (19BAA058), (19BAA059).

    Objective lens : Magnification of 50X for measurement working distance of 50 x, 2.5 mm (W.D) up to 4 pieces mountable 

     

     

    Application:

    Specimens of various types of materials such as metals, as per ASTM standards.  

     

  • Inverted Metallurgical Microscope

                        


    Technical Specifications:

    1. Integrated Pre-Centered 6V 30-Watt Halogen Illumination System, 50X to 1000X Magnification Range.
    2. Automatic Voltage sensing power supply with detachable power card, Wide range of filters and Accessories.
    3. Integrated front mounted camera port.

    Application:

    To study the various materials                    microstructure.

     

  • Digital Density Meter

                        


    Technical Specifications:

    1. Maximum capacity – 120g,Maximum capacity, fine range- 82g,Readability-0.1 mg, Settling time-4s.
    2. Weighing pan dimensions- Ø 80 mm, Usable height of draft shield-234 mm.

     

     

    Application:

    To determine the density of             various materials/liquids.

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