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Low Speed Dynamic Impact Testing of Hydrogel

Published January 29, 2018

February 16*

3 sessions available: 11 am - 12 pm, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, and 2 - 3pm

Students will learn experimental techniques for a drop tower impact test on soft material, including; camera setup, digital acquisition systems, sensor calibration, signal processing and data reduction/interpretation.

Each session has a different focus:

  1. (11 am - noon) Quasi-static compression testing of tissue simulant (hydrogel)
    Students will watch a live quasi-static compression test using an Instron compression test rig, then perform statistical analysis and data reduction to extract material parameters.
  2. (12:30 - 1:30 pm) Low velocity dynamic experimental setup
    Students will assist in setting up a drop tower impactor for low-velocity tests on hydrogel. Lighting, camera, and triggering to be tested.
  3. (2 - 3 pm) Low-speed dynamic impact testing of hydrogel
    Students will learn experimental techniques for a drop tower impact test on a soft material and data reduction/interpretation of results.
  • 4 spots available per session
  • Application deadline: February 9
  • Location: ECS-108

*Date is tentative as live testing often involves circumstances outside our control, so re-scheduling may occur to a different date (no time change)