Dr. Mark E. Barkey

Professor of  Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
The University of Alabama
AEM 251 Mechanics of Materials Laboratory

The undergraduate Mechanics of Materials Testing Laboratory is used in conjuction with the
AEM 250 Mechanics of Materials Lecture.  The purpose of the lab is to demonstrate aspects
of the theories of mechanical behavior of materials developed in the lecture.

Below are some pictures of the lab--please be patient, there are several files to load.

Photos taken 3/2001.

Overview of the lab.

Baldwin 120 kip hydraulic universal testing machine.

Baldwin 60 kip hydraulic universal testing machine.

MTS Q-test 5 kip electro-mechanical testing machine.

Test stand and weights for beam deflection experiments.

Tinius-Olsen 10,000 in-lb torsion testing machine.

Swinging arm impact tester.

Rockwell and Brinell hardness testing machines.

Bechtop and other equipment.

National Instruments SCXI-1000 data acquisition system.

Pressure vessel experiment with instrumented beam in backgound.