Characterization and Advanced Testing Lab

Usage Fees

These usage fees should be used for budgeting purposes only and can change depending on your funding instrument or agreement. We understand every situation can be unique. If your project requires long-term or reoccurring testing, setting up a contract may be a more cost-effective option for you. If your project is for proposal development and/or the project is unfunded, we can work with you on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the lab director to discuss your needs and explore potential options.

See equipment and capabilities page for more details

Internal (KSU)

External (Non-KSU)

Hourly

Daily (4+ hrs)

Hourly

Daily (4+ hrs)

Load frame (55 kip)

$254

$1,016

$386

$1,544

Load frame (11 kip)

$222

$888

$337

$1,348

Hardness tester

$96

$384

$146

$584

Digital image correlation

$66

$264

$100

$400

Optical microscope

$29

$116

$44

$176

Laser vibrometer

$182

$728

$276

$1,104

Electrodynamic shaker**

-

-

-

-

Vibration test equipment**

-

-

-

-

Data acquisition systems

$38

$152

$58

$232

Computers

$21

$84

$32

$128

Furnaces (2000 F)

$26

$104

$40

$160

Oven (500 F)

$25

$100

$38

$152

**Usage Fees Coming Soon

Note: The table above shows usage fees only. Personnel rates ranging from $60-70/hr will be added accordingly (if needed).