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MAEExperimental Mechanics & Composite Materials Laboratory

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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department Faculty

Directed by: Dr. Ramamuthy Prabhakaran

The Experimental and Mechanics and Composite Materials Laboratory is a graduate teaching and research laboratory. The lab houses transmission and reflection polariscopes, an MTS material testing system with data acquisition facilities for low and high temperature testing of materials, and a dark room for photography. The lab also has facilities for composites related work, such as a diamond saw, acid digestion, and moisture absorption.


Lab Capabilities:

  • Composite Material testing

  • Cutting Composites

  • Transmission and Reflection Photoelastic Tests

  • Developing and Printing Photographic Negatives

Lab Facilities:

  • Electrohydraulic Testing Machine

  • Transmission Polariscope

  • Diamond Saw (water cooled)

  • Dark Room (for photographic work)


Blue M Environmental ChamberBlue M Environmental Chamber
MTS Material Testing Machine with Hydraulic Wedge GripMTS Material Testing Machine with Hydraulic Wedge Grip