Mechanical testing

The AMC has recently acquired an automated micro hardness testing machine to enhance its materials characterisation capability. The system shall facilitate new research to be conducted in areas such as weld development for steels used in the oil and gas industry. The system provides the capability to conduct hardness testing on large areas.

The department of Engineering also have 8 load frames which can perform a number different tests such as:

  • Fatigue testing
  • Tensile testing
  • Compression testing
  • 2-4 point bend testing

For further information on access to any of the instruments please contact:

Professor Sarah Gabbott - Director of the Advanced Microscopy Centre 
Department of Engineering University of Leicester 
Leicester, LE1 7RH 
Email: sg21@le.ac.uk 
Tel: +44(0)116 252 3636

For industry enquiries please contact:

Mr Vinay Patel - Advanced Microscopy Centre Manager 
Department of Engineering 
Email: vp118@le.ac.uk 
Tel: +44(0)116 229 7330