Solid Mechanics Laboratory

The Solid Mechanics Laboratory conducts experiments on the fundamental principles of solid mechanics, materials and dynamics. A range of topics are covered including testing of materials for tensile, compression, bending and torsional loads, vibrations and material microstructure. Students perform mechanical testing on a variety of structural elements and machine components following appropriate codes and standards. As a result, they gain understanding of different failure modes of the materials under different mechanical loading conditions. Additionally, they are taught to work as a team to design experimental procedures and effectively report the results of their experiments.

Key Equipment

MTS 30

MTS 30

Hardness Tester

Hardness Tester

SM Hardness Tester

Hardness Tester

Instron 5948

Instron 5948

Key Capabilities

Courses

EGMN 311: Solid Mechanics Laboratory

Research Facility: For Faculty & Students

Senior Capstone Design

Contact

Charles Cartin, Ph.D.
cartincp@vcu.edu