The Dynamic Mechanics of Materials Laboratory at The Ohio State University specializes in mechanical  characterization  (deformation and failure) of materials over a wide range of strain rates and temperatures. Tension, compression, and shear experiments at strain rates ranging from 10-4 to 104 s-1 and temperatures ranging from -150 oC to 1000 oC can be conducted. The laboratory is equipped with high-quality instrumentation for measuring loads (forces and moments) and deformation (strain).

An initially-flat disk specimen subjected to dynamic punch loading.

Surface strain distribution of a thin-walled tube specimen under combined axial-torsional loading.