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Update of the electronic control system, hydraulic system, and software of a universal mechanical testing machine

Grant number: 09/54138-8
Support type:Multi-user Equipment Program
Duration: September 01, 2010 - August 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Principal Investigator:Sergio Tonini Button
Grantee:Sergio Tonini Button
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Mecânica (FEM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
As informações de acesso ao Equipamento Multiusuário são de responsabilidade do Pesquisador responsável
EMU web page: Página do Equipamento Multiusuário não informada
Tipo de equipamento: Tipo de Equipamento Multiusuário não informado
Fabricante: Fabricante não informado
Modelo: Modelo não informado


A universal machine for mechanical tests is essential for the determination of several mechanical properties of engineering materials because it allows the evaluation of many characteristics under very different stress states (by tension, compression, bending, etc.), obtaining results related to properties such as mechanical strength, ductility, toughness and fatigue resistance. The mechanical testing machine currently available at the School of Mechanical Engineering has met the needs of a great number of researchers, helping the evaluation of products and materials which they develop in their research projects. This equipment, a material testing system (model 810; MTS Systems Corp.) with load capacity for tests up to 100 kN at room temperature and up to 20 kN at higher temperatures, has been in service for more than 20 years. After 11 years of operation, it underwent the first upgrade of its electronic control system, which significantly improved its operation and data acquisition. However, the equipment has presented many maintenance problems related to the hydraulic system, because of the long time it has been in service. Nevertheless, the frame is preserved and can be kept without affecting the quality of the tests. Therefore, we are requesting the acquisition of a new hydraulic system, the upgrade of the electronic control system and softwares to set up and control specific tests. With this new upgrade, it will be possible to continue to use the equipment and provide the much-needed support to the many studies conducted by the researchers at the School of Mechanical Engineering and at other UNICAMP institutes, as well as by those working at other Brazilian institutions. (AU)

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REBEYKA, CLAUDIMIR J.; BUTTON, SERGIO T.; LAJARIN, SERGIO F.; MARCONDES, PAULO V. P. Mechanical behavior of HSLA350/440 and DP350/600 steels at different temperatures and strain rates. MATERIALS RESEARCH EXPRESS, v. 5, n. 6 JUN 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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