Name Materials and Structures Laboratory
Department Aerospace Engineering
Room # 015 Building HRBB
Director Lagoudas, Dimitris lagoudas@aero.tamu.edu
Manager Inmon, Rodney rinmon@aero.tamu.edu
Website http://smart.tamu.edu Phone # 979.845.5290
Purpose

Materials and Structures Laboratory is designed for thermomechanical testing and characterization of materials in varying environments (Elevated temperatures, Cryogenic temperatures and Vacuum). The facility is equipped with sample preparation and microscopic observation equipment. The facility also accommodates equipment for fabrication of dense and porous samples from metallic or Ceramic powders.

Equipment

1 MTS Axial, Closed Loop, Servo Hydraulic Test Systems with Load Capacities Ranging from 20 to 100 KIP's

2 Adelaide Axial - Torsional, Closed Loop, Screw Driven Test System

3 Asea Brown Bovari Hot Isostatic Press

4 Leica MEF 4M Inveterted Light Microscope with Brightfield, Darkfield, Polarized Light, Polarization Contrast and Differential Interference Contrast, and Hi-Res CCD Camera for Digital Imaging

5 Perkin-Elmer Pyris 1 Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)

6 Centorr Furnace

7 Creep Frames

8 Telescopy Microscope

9 Adelaide Test Manufacturer

 

Centorr Furnace Polisher Adelaide Test Manufacturer

 

Leica MEF 4M Inverted Light Microscope Creep Frames Perkin-Elmer Pyris 1 DSC

 

Hot Isostatic Press MTS 810

 

MTS 880 MTS Chamber Various Furnaces