Equipment in Beese laboratory
Multiaxial test frame
Custom-designed, custom-built, dual-actuator hydraulic mechanical test frame. Allows for interrogation of multiaxial plasticity and fracture properties of materials.
Mini mechanical test frame
Custom-built mini test frame for performing mechanical tests in situ optical or scanning electron microscopes (OM or SEM). Allows for grain-level studies of deformation behavior.
Uniaxial mechanical test frames
Servomechanical load frame for uniaxial loading with a 10 kN load limit.
Servomechanical load frame for uniaxial loading with a 150 kN load limit.
Digital image correlation (2D and 3D)
Allows for non-contact surface deformation measurements during mechanical tests. Includes software for image capture, two cameras for 3D DIC, accessories for various fields of view, and software for digital image correlation analysis.
Used to measure Vickers microhardness in samples.
Digital optical microscope
Used for 2D imaging of samples as well as for 3D stitching of images to view topology of samples.
Frequently used laboratories at Penn State
Center for additive manufacturing fabrication.
Facility for characterizing microstructures of materials.
X-ray computed tomography facility for characterizing internal features and external geometries of samples.