MusculoSkeletal Structure/Property Characterization Core

Mechanical Testing Laboratory

















Characterization of mechanical properties for biological tissues and biomaterials such as tensile strength, compression, hardness, microhardness, and flexure tests under a number of environmental conditions. The mechanical testing laboratories provide structural, physical and mechanical assessment of materials and products. Tests are carried out under environmentally controlled conditions to ensure that the materials and products meet specification and are fit for their intended purpose.
The mechanical testing laboratory has:
• Tension: yield strength, ultimate tensile strength and elongation
• Compression
• Flexural strength & modulus
• Bond strength
• Hardness
• Fatigue
• Viscosity
• Contact angle

The Mechanical Testing lab primary mechanical testing instrumentation includes:
• Endura TEC ELF 3300
• INSTRON 5967 Dual Column Tabletop Testing Systems
• BOSE ElctroForce 3220
• United Testing SSTM-500 Tensile Strength Tester
• RAME HART A-100 Contact Angle Goniometer
• Wilson-Tukon Micro-Hardness Tester
• Measuring microscope