Mechanical Testing

Instron
Inston 1330 Mechanical Test Machine

     


Instron 3386 Slow Strain Rate Machine

 

Test Machines

The mechanical test facility has various servo-hydraulic machines for tensile, compressive and fatigue testing rated up to 100kN. Various ovens and furnaces are used to give temperatures from -30°C to 1400°C.

The group also has a slow strain rate test machine with furnace which can give temperatures up to 1200 degrees C


A comprehensive materials characterisation service is now provided by StressMap.

More Information

Please also see descriptions of all equipment at;
materials.open.ac.uk/research/facilities/facilities.htm