Materials Science Laboratory
The Materials Science Lab is used primarily to support the laboratory components of the Materials Science course MECE-305/306. Under the supervision of an instructor, students conduct tensile testing on metals and polymers, hardness testing, impact testing, corrosion testing, metallographic preparation and microscopic examination of steels. Students learn about various techniques to characterize materials and determine their mechanical properties. The equipment in the lab is also frequently used by students and faculty for design and research projects.
Major equipment: Leco LM247AT Microhardness Tester, Detroit Testing Model HBE-3000A Brinell Hardness Tester, Clark CR-30 Rockwell Hardness Tester, Wilson 377BB Rockwell Hardness Tester, Instron 1125 / MTS Sintech Renew Universal Testing System, Buehler Duomet II Belt Surfacer, Struers Tegra Mechanical Polishing System, Buehler Torramet Specimen Dryer, Buehler Molding Presses, Metaserv Jominy End Quench Unit, Leco CM-15 Abrasive Cut-off Machine, Fisher Scientific Model 497 Furnace, ATS Series 3710 1150F Oven, Lindberg Model 51442 1200C Box Furnace, Satec System Model SI-103 Impact Tester, FTS MC480 Cooling Unit, Olympus BX60M Optical Microscope, Carbolite 1700C Tube Furnace.