Overview

The Dynamic Mechanics of Materials Laboratory at The Ohio State University specializes in mechanical  characterization  (deformation and failure) of materials over a wide range of strain rates and temperatures. Tension, compression, and shear experiments at strain rates ranging from 10-4 to 104 s-1 and temperatures ranging from -150 oC to 1000 oC can be conducted. The laboratory is equipped with high-quality instrumentation for measuring loads (forces and moments) and deformation (strain).

        

Left:  An initially-flat disk specimen subjected to dynamic punch loading.  Right:  Surface strain distribution of a thin-walled tube specimen under combined axial-torsional loading.

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