and Policy for Laboratory Use
laboratory provides physical testing facilities and technical
assistance to students, and faculty engaged in instruction and
research. Service testing is also provided to the public and
private firms. All laboratory activity and requests for testing
assistance are registered and processed through the WSMTL Office
in Room 1314 Engineering Hall. Advanced reservations are essential
to ensure space and equipment will be available. Reservations
are encouraged at the time of course planning or proposal submission.
We are unable to provide service on demand. Testing assistance
and services are rendered with the following priority:
academic instruction (coursework and projects) and formal
student organization competitions.
study and un-funded research investigations
a request for services in submitted to the laboratory office,
resources are assigned, usually within 72 hours of the request.
testing provided to public and private firms is provided on
a cost-reimbursable basis. All users and visitors to
the laboratory must sign a safety acknowledgment form and adhere
to the written laboratory safety policy.
a service, the laboratory provides testing to the public and
private organizations. This activity is conducted on a cost-reimbursable
basis. In addition to fulfilling a service mission, service
testing provides better utilization of test equipment, defrays
the cost of maintaining equipment and operating the laboratory,
and sometimes provides engineering students the opportunity
to learn and practice their testing skills.
and materials testing such as fatigue, fracture, creep, stress
analysis, non-destructive testing, earth-structure interaction
and fluid-structure interaction