Newmark Structural Engineering Laboratory

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

   
 
   
         
 
 
Student Instrumentation Workshop
Machine Shop
Instrumentation
Hydraulic Equipment
      Manually Controlled Hydraulic Equip.
      Servo-Controlled Hydraulic Equip.
      Testing Machines
            2.7 MN (600 kip)
            445 kN (100 kip)
            222 kN (50 kip)
            50 kN (11 kip)
            89 kN (20 kip)
            500 kN (112 kip)
            Testing Calendar
      Equipment Reservations
Testing Floor
Structural Testing Hardware

222 kN (50 kip) MTS uniaxial servo-controlled hydraulic frame

 
   
   

Load frame: 312 series 2-pole system installed on the floor

  • Cross head is driven hydraulically
  • Maximum length of specimen: 889 mm (35 in.)

Actuator: 204 series

  • Static load capacity: ±222 kN (±50 kip)
  • Dynamic load capacity: ±133 kN (±30 kip)
  • Piston displacement: ±76.2 mm (±3 in.)

Grips: 641.16 series alignomatic

  • Diameter range of cylindrical grip section of specimen: 6.4 - 100 mm (0.25 - 1.5 in.)
  • Thickness range of flat grip section of specimen: 0 - 38 mm (0 - 1.5 in.)
  • Minimum grip section length of specimen: 89 mm (3.5 in.)
  • Maximum width of flat grip section: 99 mm (3.9 in.)

Power supply: 503.13 series

  • Volume capacity: 5.678 x 10-3 m3/s (90 GPM)
  • Pressure: 20.7 MPa (3,000 psi)

Controller: INSTRON 8500 Plus

  • Control modes: position, load, strain I, strain II
  • Computer: PowerMac for both control and acquiring data from up to 16 channels using LabView software
     
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