About Material Testing Centre

The available materials testing machines and equipment include the following:

  • 1000-kN Computerised Servo Hydraulic Universal Testing Machine
  • 150-kN Computerised Electro mechanical Universal Testing machine
  • 100-kN Computerised Servo Hydraulic Universal Testing Machine
  • 5-kN Computerised Electro-Mechanical Universal Testing machine
  • Universal Pendulum Impact Tester for metals
  • Pendulum Impact Tester for plastics
  • 200-N.m Torsion Testing Machine
  • 3000-kg Brinell Hardness Tester
  • 150-kg Vickers Hardness Tester and
  • Multi-scale Rockwell Hardness Tester

The test controllers, panels and software have recently been upgraded to Instron Bluehill 3. The testing machines come with all the common accessories such as various types of grips, extensometers, bending and compression fixtures. Such accessories enable the testing of rods, sheets, blocks, fabrics, wires and ropes of metallic as well as non-metallic materials.

Materials tests for which the facilities are suitable and for which services are available include:

  • Tension and Compression tests
  • Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics tests
  • Flexure and Torsion tests
  • Charpy and Izod tests
  • Three-point and Four-point Bending tests
  • Vickers, Brinell and Rockwell Hardness

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