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.