Adaptive Materials Laboratory


Location

222 Davis Hall

Directors

Gil Crouse

Description

The Adaptive Aerostructures part of the lab consists of two rooms, AE 217, which is used for design and some testing, and AE 222, which doubles as the Composites Lab since adaptive aerostructures are made primarily from composite materials. AE 222 contains equipment and work space necessary to manufacture small thermoset composite parts and test specimens. A microprocessor-controlled, floor model, Blue-M convection oven with internal dimensions of 48 in x 48 in x 36 in is employed to cure composite parts. Cold storage equipment is available for long-term thermoset prepreg storage. Structural test data is obtained for the manufactured composite specimens by using the servo-hydraulic testing machine and the data acquisition equipment in the Structures Laboratory.