Location: 3364 Hoover Hall
Senior design groups, MatE/ MSE lab courses, and research personnel use this lab for materials characterization and failure analysis. A Differential Scanning Calorimeter, Thermogravimetric Analyzers, Thermomechanical Analyzers and a Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer are used extensively for research and teaching purposes to study the behavior of a material under stress and temperature change, i.e. thermomechanical properties. They may also use the INSTRON Universal Testing Machines and Charpy Impact Testers to study mechanical properties such as elastic modulus, tensile strength, ductility, and impact toughness to characterize mechanical properties of polymers, composites, and metals.
For equipment questions, lab concerns, safety problems, or general help in this room, contact the lab coordinator.
Lab Coordinator: Michelle Grawe, 2220BB Hoover Hall, 515-294-3304
Thermal Analysis/Mechanical Testing Lab Equipment