Vibration Test-cell With Axial Load and In-situ Microscopy


Reference #: 01382


The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for vibration test-cell with axial load and in-situ microscopy.



The test cell enables understanding the micro-fracture events during fatigue crack vibrations. 


Invention Description:

The test cell is comprised of four subparts: mechanical load frame, mechanical shaker, optical microscope, and acoustic emission measurement.  Each of the subparts can operate independently with each other, which makes it versatile and useful.


Potential Applications:

This product can help with progressive damage and structure analysis of the mechanical components, unmanned aerial vehicle, aircraft structural monitoring, civil engineering, energy infrastructures, national security, and crack opening measurement.


Advantages and Benefits:

Allows improvement in the vibration related acoustic emission technology.


Patent Information:
Title App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date Patent Status
Vibration Test-cell With Axial Load and In-situ Microscopy Utility United States 17/010,988 11,680,869 9/3/2020 6/20/2023   Issued
For Information, Contact:
Technology Commercialization
University of South Carolina
Victor Giurgiutiu
Yeasin Bhuiyan
Matthew Droghini
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