Mechanical Test and Structural Health Monitoring


Mechanical Test and Structural Health Monitoring

Mechanical Testing and Structural Health Monitoring Laboratory; is established in 2016 to meet a wide range of thermo-mechanical and structural testing standards and requirements with its diverse test set-up and high-end equipment. We are providing world class testing services by using our state-of-the-art testing capabilities coupled with educated and experienced personnel and professors in the field. We are able to make high quality, accredited measurements in our laboratories, working with brands that are well-known in the field for their precision and accuracy.

 In our laboratory, there are dynamic and static testing equipment which are recognized for their correctness and performance. With these devices, quasi-static and dynamic tests between 0.2 N and 250 kN range can be performed with high accuracy and precision using a variety of extensometers and strain gauges. These tests can be performed at room temperatures and, if desired, at temperatures between -150 ° C and +500 ° C. 

In our laboratory, we also use non-contact measurement technologies such as high-resolution Digital Image Correlation (DIC), thermography, acoustic emission and Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) based sensors. High-speed data acquisition, processing and recording systems are utilized during the characterization of composite, plastic and metallic material properties.


Drop Tower and Pendulum Impact devices are also utilized to perform weight drop or acceleration tests, impact tests on notched or non-notched materials.


Tests for the aging and moisture retention capabilities of the materials can be carried out in a highly efficient environment at temperatures between -72 oC and +180 oC, reaching humidity levels between 10% and 98% through the conditioning chamber.



 In the Mechanical Testing and Structural Health Monitoring Laboratory, the mechanical properties of all kinds of materials are characterized and reported in accordance with national and international standards, accredited testing services and reports are provided, all total quality requirements are met and documented. When necessary, new testing techniques for innovative materials are developed and the mechanical behavior of the materials are characterized. Technical Data Sheets (TDS), Metallic and non-Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS) data, Design Allowables (DA), Fatigue and Damage Tolerance (F&DT) characteristics are provided. Characterized material data is provided in accordance with the appropriate input formats to be used in various computational mechanics and simulation software.




Target Sectors


Our laboratory is equipped with all kinds of test set-up with the aim of serving all leading sectors especially for aviation, defense, medical, automotive, energy, transportation and advanced materials. The laboratory has the capacity to meet all mechanical testing services of the specified sectors related to measuring the behavior of materials.



Instron - 100 kN Universal Electromechanical Test Machine

Instron - 250 kN, 2kNm Fatigue and Torsion Test Machine

Instron - 250 kN Fatigue Test Machine

Instron - 100 kN Universal Electromechanical Test Machine

Instron - Pendulum Impact Test Machine ( Izod / Charpy )

Instron -  450 J Drop Tower

Charly 4U Specimen Preparation Machine

Vötsch Conditioning Chamber

GOM Digital Image Correlation System

Micro II Acoustics Emission System

Micron Optics FBG Interrogator System


NI High Speed Data Acquisition System

Optic Table