- GATAN Microtest Tensile Stage Module for SEM and EBSD, 2000N maximum load, water-cooled
- Instron Screw driven Desk top load frame 5567: 30kN capacity
- MTS 312.21 system single axis servohydraulic testing frame: 100 kN capacity, fatigue rated (100 Hz maximum frequency @ 1mm amplitude). Load, position and strain control. Programmable waveform and external waveform input. Water cooled hydraulic grippers with jaws for flat and cylindrical specimens (22 mm max width, 22 mm max diameter).
- MTS 370 Landmark system single axis servohydraulic testing frame: 100 kN capacity, fatigue rated (100 Hz maximum frequency @ 1mm amplitude). Load, position and strain control. Programmable waveform and external waveform input. Water cooled hydraulic grippers with jaws for flat and cylindrical specimens (22 mm max width, 22 mm max diameter).
- Instron Hydraulic testing system A488.109: 100 kN capacity, fatigue rated,
- MTS 311-4 column single axis High Force servohydraulic testing frame: 1000kN capacity, fatigue rated
- Two MTS 5Kip servohydraulic actuators.
- Tinius Olsen: 300kN capacity
- ANCO Shake Table: 6 ft x 6ft table with model 254.04 actuator
b) Non-destructive Evaluation Hardware & Software
- Two 4-channel digital AE systems with 8 parametric input manufactured by Physical Acoustics Corporation
- Wireless 4 channel AE board with 2 parametric inputs and 1-hour battery operation.
- Acoustic emission sensors and pulsers
- Arbitrary waveform generation for acousto-ultrasonic measurements.
- Pattern recognition and neural networks software with data visualization, filtering, waveform, FFT and data clustering capabilities.
- National Instrument PXIe-1062Q with 100MS/s Function Generator and 8-ch, 60 MS/s Digitizer
- Digital Image Correlation system, ARAMIS manufactured by GOM
- FLIR A325ac infrared camera with 7.5-13μm spectral range, 320×240 pixels and 60 Hz acquisition rate
- DJI Phantom Drone with GPS and 2D Gimbal – GoPro camera payload
- DJI F450 with optical flow and GPS and 2D Gimbal – GoPro/Canon Elph30IS/ICI 9320P payload
- DJI F550 with GPS and 2D Gimbal – GoPro/Canon Elph30IS/ICI 9320P payload and 5.8 GHz SD downlink
- Tarrot 680 with GPS and way point control and automated flight path. 2D or 3D Gimbal and GoPro/Canon Elph30IS/ICI 9320P payload and 5.8 GHz SD downlink
- SkyJib X8 with GPS and way point control and automated flight path. 3D Gimbal and GoPro/Canon Elph30IS/ICI 9320P/ Sony a6000/FLIR Tau2 payload and 5.8 GHz SD downlink
- Custom Drone with GPS. 3D Gimbal and GoPro/Canon Elph30IS/ICI 9320P/ Sony a6000/FLIR Tau2/FLIR a325sc payload and 5.8 GHz SD downlink
- X-ray Microcomputed Tomography – Skyscan 1272 with minimum voxel size of 350nm and x-ray source range from 20-100 kV
c) Characterization (at shared facilities at Drexel)
- Electron Microscopy JEOL 2100 Lab6 TEM with EDS and Digital Streaming Video
- High resolution (0.1nm) TEM with pole piece allowing for in situ TEM of nanoscale materials processes
- EDS (EDAX)
- Digital Streaming Video (Gatan)
- Specimen Stages
- Gatan Single and Double Tilt Stages
- Gatan Heating Holder, Hummingbird In Situ Biasing Holder,
- Fischione FIB/TEM/LEAP Tomography Holder
- MTS Nano Indenter XP with range of indenter tips to a max load of 500mN anddepth of 500 μm
- Gas Permeation Analyzer
- UV-Vis Absorption Spectrophotometer
- Fluorescence Spectrometer
d) Computational Resources
- Linux High Performance Computation Cluster: 8-node 64 core Fujitsu primergy blades, 276 GB RAM, Redhat Enterprise Operating System, Running Torgue MPI, Moab Workload Manager to utilize unused cpu cycles, dedicated 10Gbit network
- Digital Image Management software with enhanced measurement/image analysis including area fractioning, porosity, nodularity, grain size measurements.
- ABAQUS, ANSYS and in-house Monte Carlo and non-linear finite element codes
- 16-Core Linux Workstation, 2.9 GHz, 32 GB memory
- University Resource Computing Facility at Drexel, ~2000 cores, available for shared use.
Offices of the PI and all graduate and undergraduate students in his research group are located in Alumni Labs building in Main Campus of Drexel University. All offices are equipped with personal computers, networking, laser printers and scanners. The PI’s research group mechanical testing laboratory is located in the same building. Administrative support is provided by the staff members of the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics and the College of Engineering at Drexel in Main Campus of Drexel University.
III) OTHER RESOURCES
CENTRALIZED RESEARCH FACILITIES (CRF):
Drexel University’s CRF includes state-of-the-art analytical and imaging labs in the Bossone research building and a Micro Fabrication lab in the LeBow building of the College of Engineering in Main Campus. CRF provides access to advanced equipment for electron microscopy, vibrational spectroscopy, elemental analysis, x-ray diffraction, x-ray computed tomography, nanoindentation and micro fabrication. CRF’s mission is to facilitate maintenance and use of high-end research instruments that are not readily available to a single research group. A major focus of CRF is to train and educate students and researchers on how to employ cutting edge research instruments. The Centralized Facilities are available to Drexel students and researchers, and also to researchers from other universities and government and industrial laboratories. Completely assisted services are provided for infrequent use by untrained researchers from academia and industry. A complete list of available instruments can be found here (http://crf.coe.drexel.edu/instruments)
Drexel University’s College of Engineering offers a full-service fabrication Machine Shop on its University City campus. The facility has four full-time machinists with a combined industrial and academic experience of more than 100 years. The Shop is a multi-purpose machining facility capable of meeting all design needs. The Shop and its staff specialize in the research and academic environment, scientific instrumentation, biomedical devices, testing fixtures and fabrications of all sizes. Available services and equipment include: Brother HS3100 Wire EDM, Five Bridgeport milling machines with digital readouts, lathes, CNC mills and lathe Haas Machining Centers, full-welding setup and plasma cutter. The Shop’s machinists are experienced in all metals and non-metals, plastics, graphite and other materials in the research environment.
PROTEUS: The Drexel Cluster
Proteus is Drexel’s main high-performance computer cluster. It houses both AMD and Intel CPUs with QDR Infiniband interconnects and runs the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system. Proteus’ compute nodes are grouped into several “blocks”. The University block (approx 1,000 AMD cores) is available for general purpose computing to any Drexel PI or student who is granted an account. Other blocks are contributed by PIs using research grant and/or startup funds. Block owners have a compute-time allocation whose size is proportional to the number of base compute units, known as “shares”, owned.