Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center

UAB MPAD composites has comprehensive facilities for full-cycle materials design, product development, processing and process trials, prototyping and validation. The design and analysis tools, mechanical, physical and thermal testing, special equipment such as low velocity impact, split hopkinson pressure bar and ballistic testing are summarized in the files below.

Comprehensive view of the R&D Capabilities

mpad press2Modeling and Simulation Capabilities (PDF)

Mechanical Testing
(ASTM and related test methods) (PDF)

Dynamic Impact Testing Facilities (Impact testing at different velocities and High Strain Rate Impact)