NIAR receives Nadcap accreditation in composites testing

The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University has received Nadcap AC7122/1 accreditation for Non Metallic Materials Testing, including composites and adhesive/adhesive primer.

The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (Wichita, Kan., USA) reported on July 25 that it has received Nadcap AC7122/1 accreditation for Non Metallic Materials Testing, including composites and adhesive/adhesive primer. NIAR is one of only seven test laboratories in the United States with this accreditation.

NIAR is capable of providing testing to Nadcap standards in the following areas:

  • 1.1.1 Tensile Ambient Temperature
  • 1.1.2 Tensile Non–ambient Temperature
  • 1.1..3 Tensile Strain Measurement
  • 1.17.1 Bearing Strength
  • 1.2.1 Compression Ambient Temperature
  • 1.2.2 Compression Non–ambient Temperature
  • 1.2.3 Compression Strain Measurement
  • 1.20.1 Compression after Impact CAI
  • 1.21.1 Flatwise tension Sandwich
  • 1.22.1 Sandwich Flexure
  • 1.3.1 Shear Ambient Temperature by SBS
  • 1.3.2 Shear Ambient Temperature ±45 Tension
  • 1.3.3 Shear Ambient Temperature by Compression
  • 1.3.4 Shear Ambient Temperature by V Notch
  • 1.3.5 Shear Non–ambient (any method)
  • 1.3.6 Shear Strain Measurement

NIAR’s Nadcap Scope of Accreditation can found online at https://www.niar.wichita.edu/profile/Files/NADCAP_Accreditation_NIAR.pdf or on the Performance Review Institute’s Qualified Manufacturer Listing at www.eauditnet.com.