Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Oklahoma State University - Tulsa

Helmerich Research Center Facility Equipment


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.Helmerich Research Center Researcher

  • Class-100 Cleanroom
  • Imaging Suite
  • Machine Shop
  • Autoclave
  • Composite processing facilities
  • Multiple environmental chambers and conditioning environments
  • Field Emission SEM and EDAX
  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
  • Thermogravimetric analyzer
  • Optical microscope with video analysis
  • Stereoscope x350 with hand-held inspection unit
  • Filament winding machine (4-axis)
  • Programmable walk-in ovens (500°F)
  • Ultrasonic NDI units to perform pulse and echo and TTU scans with curved panel capability
  • Walk-in freezers (-20°F)
  • Instron 5567 11 Kip screw testing machine
  • Instron 8802 55 Kip hydraulic testing machine with 1600°C furnace
  • Coordinate measuring machine
  • Thermal shock chamber (-160°F to 500°F)
  • TA Q800 dynamic mechanical analyzer
  • TA Q2000 differential scanning calorimetry
  • Fortus 400 mC rapid prototyping machine