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Lab Capabilities

Composites Manufacturing

  • Advanced polymeric composites using hand layup; prepreg; vacuum infusion; and compression molding
    • Nanostructured composites using nanographene, multiwall carbon nanotubes, nanosilica, nanoalumina, and nanoclay.
    • Fiber reinforced polymer composites using carbon, glass, aramid, natural fibers, and hybrid.
    • Sustainable composites using ecofriendly processes and renewable fibers and resins.
    • Thermoplastics composites
  • Dispersion of nanoparticles in liquid polymer resin using sonication, high shear mixing, stand mixing, and planetary centrifugal mixing

Plastics Manufacturing

  • Injection molding
  • Compression molding
  • Extrusion- Single screw extruder
  • Additive manufacturing- Fused deposition modelling

Characterization

  • Static mechanical testing: tension; compression; shear; flexure; interlaminar shear; and fracture
  • Cyclic fatigue tests up to 100 Hz frequency
  • Low velocity drop impact and Izod impact tests
  • Hardness testing: Brinnell/Rockwell/Barcol
  • Thermal: coefficient of thermal expansion, glass transition temperature, heat deflection temperature
  • Optical microscopy
  • Ablative properties using ‘Oxyacetelene Test Bed (OTB)' facility
  • Viscosity measurement
  • Thermal imaging
  • Electrical resistivity