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Large- and Full-scale Structural Testing

Facilities and Equipment (Greg Wattis, Kyle Robinson, or Robert Duran)

  • Large Article Structures Lab
    • 70 ft. X 100 ft. X 30 ft. high-temperature and humidity controlled
    • 30 ton overhead crane with 10 ton secondary hook
    • 3,000 psi, 80 gpm hydraulic and 150 psi, 375 cfm air
    • MTS AeroST hydraulic controls with LabView Data Acquisition System
  • High Bay Facility
    • 40 ft. X 100 ft. X 20 ft. high-temperature controlled
    • 10 ton overhead crane
    • Load frame with integrated hydraulics, available to be customized
    • Thermatron Environmental Chamber
  • Low Bay Area
    • Tinius-Olsen Fatigue Machines
    • Precision scientific 600 F convection oven
    • Fiberglass Autoclave 550 psi, 650 F
  • Various Outdoor Facilities
    • 16 ft. X 20 ft. X 10 ft. deep, shallow water test tank with observation viewports on all sides
    • 50 ft. high load tower with 1 ton electric winch and hydraulic torsion ram
    • 60 ft. long water test tank
    • Environmental test chamber, -20 F to 350 F
    • Various customized load frames and hydraulic rams (existing capacities: force = 1,000,000 lbs or pressure = 75,000 psi)
  • Instrumentation and Data Acquisition
    • 200 channels
    • Strain gages
    • String Potentiometers
    • Linear transducers
    • Pressure transducers
    • National Instruments and LabView
 

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10/20/16