A NEW AXIAL TENSION TESTER FOR BRITTLE MATERIALS.
ARMY MATERIALS AND MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTER WATERTOWN MASS
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A unique and accurate device aimed specifically at tension testing of brittle materials has been devised. This device effectively minimizes in a simple manner parasitic bending stresses that usually arise in conventional tension testing. The text gives the reasons for minimization of these errors as well as the results of an experimental test program which showed that these errors were small. A comparison of the results obtained from this proposed method of testing to those already in practice is included in this report. Author
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods