Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems
A National Engineering Research Center

Materials Testing Program

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The ATLSS Engineering Research Center operates a Materials Testing Program, which draws on the resources available in the Center’s Mechanical Testing Laboratory, Metallography and Mircroscopy Laboratories, and Robert E. Stout Welding and Heat Treating Laboratory. Included in these capabilities are 60,000 and 600,000 pound universal testing machines and a Charpy V-Notch fracture toughness testing machine for conducting standard mechanical property tests of metallic, cemenitious, and composite construction materials. Additionally, metallographic sample and material characterization capabilities are available, including hardness and microhardness, light optical microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. A materials engineer is dedicated to support the program’s technical projects.


Specific technical inquiries regarding how the program can address your technical needs:

Joseph Saunders, Associate Director of Operations, ATLSS Engineering Research Center

Phone: 610-758-3223