Facilities and Resources
Unique facilities are used in Fracture Control Program sponsored research.
ADVANCED MATERIALS TESTING AND EVALUATION LABORATORY (AMTEL)
This laboratory is an open user facility administered by the Mechanical Science and Engineering Department.
1 250 kN axial-2.25 kN-m torsion multiaxial servohydraulic test frame.
1 90 kN creep test frame with 3 zone clamshell furnace capable of 1000°C and dual channel extensometry.
1 90 kN creep test frame with 3 zone clamshell furnace capable of 1000°C and dual channel extensometry. Also vacuum or environmental chamber.
2 50 kN creep test frame with single zone clamshell furnace capable of 1000°C and single channel extensometry.
1 15 kN axial servohydraulic with 3 zone clamshell furnace capable of 1000°C, and high temperature extensometry.1 90 kN axial servohydraulic with 3 zone clamshell furnace capable of 1000°C, and high temperature extensometry.
1 90 kN axial servohydraulic with induction heating capable of 1000°C, and high temperature extensometry.
1 15 kN axial servohydraulic room temperature frame with extensometry.
4 90 kN axial servohydraulic room temperature frames with extensometry.
1 400 kN axial, 5600 kN-mm torsion, 200 MPa pressure Instron high stiffness multiaxial servohydraulic frame
HIGH TEMPERATURE MATERIALS LABORATORY (HTML)
This laboratory is equipped with the following mechanical testing equipment:
1 1.4 GPa capability pressure intensifier with pressure vessels (built 1992)
1 90 kN uniaxial MTS servohydraulic frame with SoMat 1000 Data Acquisition System, temperature capabilities up to 2000°C
1 100 kN uniaxial ATS screw driven creep-fatigue frame with SoMat 1100 Creep-Fatigue Data Acquisition System, temperature capabilities up to 2000°C
2 100 kN uniaxial Instron servohydraulic frame with 8500 controls, temperature capabilities up to 2000°C
2 2.5 kW Lepel induction heaters
1 15 kW Lepel induction heater
2 Remote (infrared temperature) measurement units
8 High temperature extensometers
2 Pressure Transducers (up to 200,000 psi capability)
MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR LABORATORY
This laboratory is equipped with a complete range of high temperature and multiaxial fatigue testing facilities:
- 2.25 kNm torsion servohydraulic testing system
- 10 kN torsion-bending servohydraulic testing system
- 90 kN servohydraulic testing system
- 20 kN servohydraulic testing system
- 250 kN axial- 2.25knm torsion servohydraulic testing system
- 200 MPa pressure intensifiers high temperature tension-torsion extensometers laser extensometer
- 5kW induction heater
- 1500°C furnace and controller
FREDERICK SEITZ MATERIALS RESEARCH LABORATORY (MRL) CENTRAL RESEARCH FACILITIES
The MRL Central Research Facilities provide a complete suite of materials characterization instrumentation (electron, optical, and scanning probe microscopy; surface analytical equipment; laser and optical spectroscopy; and x-ray analysis) and a wide range of deposition, crystal growth, nanofabrication and device processing facilities.
The MRL Central Research Facilities are open to researchers from the University of Illinois, other universities, government research centers and industry. For information on available techniques, user fees, and how to become an MRL user, please visit www.mrl.illinois.edu.