The Composite Materials and Structures Center

Welcome to the Composite Materials and Structures Center at Michigan State University. The Center is a multidisciplinary research facility located at Michigan State University’s College of Engineering. For more information, please also see our About page.

The expertise of MSU’s engineering faculty, as well as faculty members from other colleges on campus, support the center’s three major efforts:

  • Support of graduate and undergraduate education in the science and engineering of composites
  • Research on composite materials, processing, and design
  • Transfer of composites technology to industry through seminars, short courses, and cooperative research.

Equipment

  • UTS ~ Tensile Testing Using a non-Contact Laser Extensometer
    This equipment is used to determine physical properties such as strength and stiffness of materials under different stress states: tension, compression, shear or flexure.
  • Consolidation of laminate composites.

Featured Lab

Thermal Analysis Laboratory for the study of the thermophyscial performance of materials.