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

2.7 MN (600 kip) MTS uniaxial servo-controlled hydraulic frame

 
 
 

Load frame: 309 series 4-pole system installed on a foundation supported by air bags, the cross head is driven hydraulically

  • The maximum length of a specimen is 4.9 m (16 ft.)
  • The maximum width of a specimen which could be put in the work area is 1,371 mm (54 in.)

Actuator: 205 series

  • Static load capacity: ±2.7 MN (±600 kip)
  • Dynamic load capacity: ±1.6 MN (±360 kip)
  • Piston displacement: ±127 mm (±5 in.)

Grips: 641.22 series alignomatic

  • The diameter range of the cylindrical grip section of a specimen is 25 - 100 mm (1.0 - 4.0 in.)
  • The thickness range of the flat grip section of a specimen is 25 - 100 mm (1.0 - 4.0 in.)
  • The minimum grip section length of a specimen is 203 mm (8 in.)
  • The maximum width of a flat grip section is 190 mm (7.5 in.)

Power supply: 503.13 series

  • Volume capacity: 4.4 x 10-3 m3/s (70 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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