Micro-Mechanical Testing (Tensile, bending, compression on 1cm scale samples)

Location: Laboratory 108
Responsible: João Canejo

The Micro-Mechanical Testing machine is a system used for mechanical characterization of micron-sized samples (for example, microfibers). Using a load cell with high sensibility, this system can perform tensile and compression tests. Dynamic testing is also possible. From the stress-strain curve obtained it is possible to determine the parameters that are used for quantification of the mechanical properties of the sample material.
•    Load cells: 10 N and 100 N
•    Maximum displacement: 1cm