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Services and Capabilities

The HRC places the OSU College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology in a unique position to conduct world-class education, research and technology development and transfer in advanced materials of strategic importance to our nation.

Core Lab Rates (PDF)


Services include:

  • Research and Development
  • Advanced Materials Testing and characterization
  • Composites Testing (Equivalency and Qualification)
  • Condition / Environment (DO-160)
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Corrosion Testing
  • Failure Analysis
  • Metallography

Facility equipment and tests

HRC research and testing laboratories are equipped with a wide range of specialized equipment to obtain physical and mechanical testing properties of composite, metallic and non-metallic materials and structures. Tests and research may be performed in accordance with industry specifications and standards, including ASTM, MIL-SPEC, ISO, FTMS, SACMA, ABS, DNV, DO-160 and others.


Some of the important properties of composites that can be measured are:


  • Strength, hardness and modulus
  • Salt spray, humidity and accelerated aging and weathering
  • Heat distortion and softening point properties
  • Dynamic and static impact
  • Shear strength and modulus
  • Water absorption
  • Peel
  • Fiber/resin ratio
  • Fatigue and creep up to 1600°C
  • Chemical exposure properties
  • Drop weight impact
  • Microstructural characterization
  • Izod and Charpy impact
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