Facility: AMFoR Laboratory Facilities

Description

Capabilities

- Determination of in plane anisotropy using tensile testing at 15 degree intervals. Both yield strength and r-values are measured for each angle
- Biaxial yield testing using equi-biaxial hydraulic bulge testing and an extensometer spherometer
- Plane strain compression and tension testing of sheet materials
- In-plane shear testing of sheet materials
- Forming limit diagram testing
- Limiting Dome height tests
- Swift Cupping test
- Springback measurement during stretch forming

Equipment/Facilities

- 5500R 100kN Instron
- 600kN Dartec
- 1342 250kN Instron
- 1110 5kN Instron
- Rockwell Hardness Tester
- 40 Tonne Press Brake
- Bespoke Universal Formability Test Rig
- Forming Limit Test Rig
- CAMSYS GPA100 system
- Ultrasonic thickness gauge
- FaroArm 3D Portable coordinate measuring machine (4m Arm)
- Laser profilometer
- Bend-stretch test

Computer Hardware

- x workstations
- 26 Node Linux Cluster

Computer Software

- CATIA V5
- NX NASTRAN
- PAMSTAMP 2G V2005

Facilities/Equipment subject to availability

URL

  • http://amfor.ulster.ac.uk/research/facilities