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  • UAB Materials ProcessingMaterials Processing

    and Applications Development (MPAD)

    CenterCenter

    The MPAD center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a

    h i R&D d t h lcomprehensive R&D and technology center that specializes in advanced FRP and composites-

    Material development Testing and Evaluation Design and Finite Element Analysis Processing and Tooling Prototyping and Applications Development

    Modeling and simulationModeling and simulation

    This handout summarizes the capabilities for mechanical, physical

    and thermal testing

    . TESTINGCAPABILITIES

    Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center

  • Materials Processing and Applications DevelopmentApplications Development

    (MPAD) Center at UAB

    Th UAB S h l f E i i i l d i The UAB School of Engineering is a leader in engineering education in the southeastern US

    UAB has a significant effort in composites materials research and application development (R&D) within it M t i l P i d A li tiits Materials Processing and Application Development (MPAD) center, a 20,000 sq.ft facility dedicated to advanced composites and metal castings research and applications development. R&D ff t ith h i i th f d d R&D efforts with emphasis in the areas of advanced materials focusing on lightweight composites and applications development.

    Strong ongoing multi-institutional collaborations including universities, national laboratories, non-profit organizations and small businesses.

    The MPAD researchers have transitioned and commercialized R&D efforts into commercial products for the defense, energy industry, transportation & aviation.

    The testing capabilities of MPAD are highlighted in this document.

    Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center

  • SATEC TC-55 HYDRAULIC TESTING U C S G

    FRAME

    Capacity: 50,000 lbs-force

    Stroke: 18 inches

    ASTM test methods for Fl T iFlexure, Tension, Compression, Shear, and Static Indentation

    ASTM D790 ASTM D6272 ASTM D2344 ASTM D7137 ASTM D6671 ASTM D6641

    ASTM D3039 ASTM D3039 ASTM D638 ASTM D5766 ASTM D3410 ASTM D695 ASTM D7291 ASTM D2412

    Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center

  • MTS HYDRAULIC TESTING FRAMETESTING FRAME

    Capacity: 50 000 lbs-forceCapacity: 50,000 lbs force

    Cylindrical Stroke: 18 inches

    Hydraulic grips

    ASTM test methods for Flexure, Tension, Compression, Shear, and Static Indentation

    ASTM D790 ASTM D6272 ASTM D2344 ASTM D7137 ASTM D6671

    ASTM D6641 ASTM D6641 ASTM D3039 ASTM D638 ASTM D5766 ASTM D3410 ASTM D695 ASTM D7291 ASTM D2412

    Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center

  • HIGH SPEED TILE SAWS

    Ability to cut regular fiber reinforced composites with accurate y g pdimension control

    Ability to cut ceramic tiles

    Water cooling to prevent overheat on specimens

    Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center

  • ROUTER FOR DOG BONED ASTM D 638 O S 638

    TENSILE SPECIMENS Ability to route dog-boned samples for ASTM D 638 Standard Test y g p

    Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    Accurate dimension control

    Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center

  • TENSILE TESTING FIXTUREFIXTURE

    ASTM D3039 - Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite MaterialsPolymer Matrix Composite Materials

    ASTM D638 - Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    ASTM D5766 - Standard Test Method for Open-Hole Tensile Strength of Polymer Matrix Composite LaminatesSt e gt o o y e at Co pos te a ates

    Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center

  • COMPRESSION AFTER IMPACT (CAI) FIXTURE C (C ) U

    ASTM D7137 - Standard Test Method for Compressive Residual Strength Properties of Damaged Polymer Matrix Composite PlatesStrength Properties of Damaged Polymer Matrix Composite Plates

    Residual Compressive Strength and Modulus

    Compressive Failure Modes

    CAI testing Before CAI After CAI

    Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center

    g

  • PUNCH SHEAR TESTING FIXTURES G U

    Material study for ballistic damage mechanisms

    Different punch size and shape choice

    Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center

  • SQUEEZE FLOW TESTING FIXTURES G U

    Viscosity vs. time and viscosity vs. temperature for fiber reinforced composites

    Material study for compression molding process

    0 Heating capacity: 450 F

    Before

    After

    Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center

  • MIXED MODE I-MODE II FRACTURE C U

    TOUGHNESS TESTING FIXTURE

    ASTM D6671 - Standard Test Method for Mixed Mode I-Mode II Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of Unidirectional Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites

    Fracture toughness for laminated compositesg p

    Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center

  • SPLIT DISK TESTING FIXTURE

    ASTM D2290 - Standard Test Method for Apparent Hoop Tensile pp pStrength of Plastic or Reinforced Plastic Pipe by Split Disk Method

    Apparent hoop tensile strength

    Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center

  • LOW VELOCITY IMPACT (LVI) OR ( )

    DROP TOWER TESTING FIXTURE

    ASTM D7136 - Standard Test Method for Measuring the Damage Resistance of a Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite to a Drop-Weight Impact Event

    Impact resistance studyp y

    Impact failure modes

    Drop Tower

    Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center

    p

  • FLEXURAL TESTING FIXTUREU

    ASTM D790 - Standard Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating M t i lMaterials

    ASTM D6272 - Standard Test Method for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials by Four-Point Bending

    ASTM D2344 Standard Test Method for Short Beam Strength of ASTM D2344 - Standard Test Method for Short-Beam Strength of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials and Their Laminates

    Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center

  • COMBINED LOADING COMPRESSION CO SS O

    TESTING FIXTURE

    ASTM D6641 - Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials Using a Combined Loading Compression (CLC) Test Fixture

    Compressive strength

    Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center

  • TABER ABRASION TESTS

    Ability to test the wear resistance for fiber reinforced composites

    Sample size 3 inches diameter

    Different wear mediumsDifferent wear mediums

    Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center

  • OTHER ASTM TESTS

    ASTM D3410 - Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties p pof Polymer Matrix Composite Materials with Unsupported Gage Section by Shear Loading

    ASTM D695 Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Plastics

    ASTM D7291 - Standard Test Method for Through-Thickness Flatwise Tensile Strength and Elastic Modulus of a Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Material

    ASTM D2412 - Standard Test Method for Determination of External Loading Characteristics of Plastic Pipe by Parallel-Plate Loadingg p y g

    ASTM D1599 - Standard Test Method for Resistance to Short-Time Hydraulic Pressure of Plastic Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings

    ASTM D 3355 - Fibre Content of Unidirectional Fibre/Polymer Composites (Also see ASTM D3171-76 and ASTM D 3553-76)

    ASTM D 2734 Standard Test Methods for Void Content of Reinforced Plastics

    ASTM D5528 Standard Test Method for Mode I Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of Unidirectional Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Matrix CompositesMatrix Composites

    MIL-HDBK End Notched Flexure test - Mode II fracture toughness ASTM D 648 - Deflection Temperature of Plastics under Flexural

    Load. ASTM C297 Standard Test Method for Flatwise Tensile Strength

    of Sandwich Constructions

    Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center

    of Sandwich Constructions

  • CUSTOMIZED TESTING

    Tensile tests with irregular size (up to 18 long sample)

    Tension and flexural fatigue tests

    Tests required with customized fixturesTests required with customized fixtures

    Oversized Tensile Testing

    Customized Testing

    Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center

  • 1.Thermoset / Thermoplastic Polymers & Polymer Matrix Composites, Expertise in Thermoset Liquid Molding

    Other Capabilities

    Expertise in Thermoset Liquid Molding (VARTM, RTM)

    2.Expertise in Thermoplastic Processes (LFT, Thermoforming, Pultrusion, Hot-Melt Impregnation)

    VARTM - UAB

    3.Concept Design to Prototype - Full Scale Product / Application Development Cycle, Design & Solid Modeling (Pro/Engineer, Inventor, Solidworks) Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Modeling of Plastics & Composites (Hypermesh, ANSYS)

    4.Dynamic Response Modeling such as Ballistic, Crash, Blast & Low Velocity Impacts (LS-DYNA)

    5 P M d li d Si l ti f

    Thermoforming machine-UAB

    5.Process Modeling and Simulation for Plastics and Composite Processes

    6.Static Testing and Material Characterization (All ASTM Static tests - Tensile, Flexure, Compression)

    7.Dynamic Testing (Low Velocity Impact, Charpy / Izod), High Velocity Impact Testing (

    8.Burn-Thr