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Universal Testing Machine (UTM) CRF Sonipat Campus

The Universal Testing Machine (UTM) tests the tensile and compressive strength of materials. The UTM at this facility can be used broadly for polymers, tissues, and composites.

Manufacturer: Zwick Roell, Germany Static UTM Z010

The static UTM of 10 KN is a dual column Universal Testing Machine with a frame capacity of 10 kN. Also, static UTM has four load cells with capacity 20 N, 500 N, 2500 N and 10kN. A torque load cell of capacity 2 Nm can be operated simultaneously.

Dynamic UTM HCT25: The Dynamic UTM of HCT25KN (Servo Hydraulic) is a stand-alone Universal Testing Machine with a maximum load capacity of 10 kN specially designed for fatigue and life cycle testing of materials. Dymanic UTM has two torque/axial load cells of capacity (a) 2 kN with 20 Nm and (b) 10 kN with 20 Nm.

The equipment has several grippers
  1. Pneumatic wedge grips – 100 N, 5 kN and 10 kN
  2. Compression platen 10 kN (136 mm diameter)
  3. Two-point flexure grippers for medical applications (100 N)
  4. Three-point flexure gripper for medical application (maximum force 1 kN), three and four-point bending grippers for metallic bone plates. Both machines are designed to test a wide range of materials, including but not limited to: metals, laminated composites, rigid plastics, films, paper, thin sheet metal, adhesives and foils, in tension, compression, flexure, shear, and peel. This machine also has an environmental chamber designed to operate over a temperature range of - 80 ˚C up to +250 ˚C.

Spectification of Instrument : 
1. Load measurement accuracy : +/- 0.5% of indicated load from 2% to 100% capacity; extended range. 
2. Position measurement accuracy : +/- 0.01% of reading or 0.001 mm, whichever is greater. Speed accuracy: +/- 0.005% of set speed.

The following tests can be performed using the above equipments:
  1. Tensile testing
  2. Compression testing
  3. Bending test,
  4. Fracture testing
  5. Fatigue testing 
  6. Toughness testing
Samples requirment for UTM

Note : The user shall prepare the samples as per their requirements / appropriate ASTM standards. There are no tools at the facility for sample preparation. In general, samples of regular geometries cylindrical or flat samples can be tested. Kindly discuss with the operator-in-charge.
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How to contact

Lab-Physical Location: 

UTM Lab Central Research Facilities 
Central Research Facilities (CRF) 
IIT Delhi Sonipat Campus, Rajiv Gandhi Education City,   Rai Industrial Area Rai, 
Sonipat – 131029 Haryana 
Landmark: Near Ashoka University

Lab Coordinator

Prof. ​​Kaushik Mukherjee
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas New Delhi 110 016, 

Office: II-255
Tel: (91)-11-2654-8710

Operational In-charge

Mr. Upendra Kumar Dhaka
Project Scientist
Email : ​

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External users 

1. Registration process (One Time): New Registration for external users.User Verification: Upload photo of Front side and back side of valid Identity card issued by the organization (only .jpeg format, file Size less than 1 Mb, height less than 1000 pixels, width less than 800 pixels). Undertaking: Download the undertaking template ( Download Link ). Duly filled, signed and stamped form should be uploaded in .pdf format. Confirmation: An email will be sent to the user after verification of the documents.

2.Before planning to avail the Instrument facility of CRF IIT Delhi: user must visit -> Facility -> select the desired facility from left side navigation list.  Read carefully all the relevant information such as required sample type, testing charges and instrument location. Be prepared with details of the samples.

3.Log in and Click on Booking Appointment Tab: All the information relevant to testing must be filled in instrument booking form. In case user does not provide the required information the booking is liable to be rejected. User can upload the relevant existing data of their samples that might help in the measurements.

4.Sample submission & Payment Process: Once the application is submitted, the in-charge will verify the details and approve the request.External users must wait for the approval before making the payment and submitting the samples to concerned lab. After approval the payment should be made by the user. The payment transaction details need to be submitted online before appointment date time.

5.CRF Users can pay amount online using following details:
Beneficiary/Customer's Name: IRD ACCOUNT IITD
Bank Account Number:  10773572600  
Bank Name: State Bank of India Branch Name: IIT Branch
Branch Code: 01077
please write "CRF _Instrument Name" in the Remarks section while paying. Save the receipt file and upload in the crfbooking system online against your application.Payment can also made in form of demand draft in favour of " IRD ACCOUNT IITD " Payable at New Delhi.6.IIT Delhi 
GST Number : 07AAATI0393L1ZI
PAN Number : AAATI0393L

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