Mechanical Testing

Mechanical Testing
 

  • In addition to micro-CT services, our facility also performs mechanical tests on a variety of samples (e.g. metals, biological tissues) using an in-situ loading unit.  The unit can be placed inside the micro-CT and load tests can be done in tandem with scanning. The types of mechanical tests available are: tensile, compressive, and cyclic loading.
  • The image below shows a mandible specimen inside the load cell coupled with the micro-CT (left), and corresponding reconstructed 2D slices at 0N and 15N at 4X magnification are on the right.