Load Frames Testing

Load frames testing utilises a high stiffness support structure against which the test forces can react. The load frame comprises a base beam, two columns, and a moving crosshead that when fitted with fixtures is capable of measuring different mechanical properties related to strength and displacement.

Tension

Test Name

Tension Testing

Description

The most fundamental of type of mechanical test; provides information about how materials react to force being applied as it is pulled apart – as well as its strength and how much it will elongate

Fixtures

Jaw Faces

10kN Grips

Flat and serrated, Round and vee serrated

50kN Grips

Flat and serrated, Round and serrated

Testing Considerations

  • Cross-sectional area
  • Specimen shape and dimensions

Test Control

  • Preload, Precycle, up to two speeds

Calculations

  • Absolute peak
  • Local peaks
  • Preset points
  • User Calculations
  • Modulus (nine types)
  • Yield (five types)
  • Break (six types)
  • Slack/Compliance correction
  • Poisson’s ratio
  • Area reduction
  • Break location
  • Seam Slippage

SOP

Load Frames Testing SOP (PDF, 94.2 KB)

Resources

Knowledge on Tension Testing

Tension Testing Solutions

Booking address

*G SEBE ENG Lab Eqpmt KE2.101 Instron 10kN

*G SEBE ENG Lab Eqpmt KE2.101 Instron 50kN

Compression

Test Name

Compression Testing

Description

Provides information about how materials deform under crushing loads – as well as being useful for measuring the plastic flow behaviour and ductile fracture limits of materials.

Fixtures

Testing Considerations

  • Cross-sectional area
  • Specimen shape and dimensions

Test Control

  • Preload, Precycle, up to two speeds

Calculations

  • Absolute peak
  • Local peaks
  • Preset points
  • User Calculations
  • Modulus (nine types)
  • Yield (five types)
  • Break (six types)
  • Slack/Compliance correction
  • Poisson’s ratio
  • Area reduction
  • Break location
  • Seam Slippage

SOP

Load Frames Testing SOP (PDF, 94.2 KB)

Resources

Knowledge on Compression Testing

Compression Testing Solutions

Booking address

*G SEBE ENG Lab Eqpmt KE2.101 Instron 10kN

*G SEBE ENG Lab Eqpmt KE2.101 Instron 50kN

Flexural

Test Name

Flexural Testing

Description

Provides information about how materials behave when subjected to simple beam loading, which produces tensile stress in the convex side of the specimen and compression stress in the concave side.

Fixtures

Testing Considerations

  • Cross-sectional area
  • Specimen shape and dimensions
  • Minimising shear stress in the specimen by controlling the span to depth ratio

Test Control

  • Preload, Tensile/Compressive

Calculations

  • Absolute peak
  • Local peaks
  • Preset points
  • User Calculations
  • Modulus (nine types)
  • Yield (five types)
  • Break (six types)
  • Slack/Compliance correction
  • Poisson’s ratio
  • Area reduction
  • Break location
  • Seam Slippage

SOP

Load Frames Testing SOP (PDF, 94.2 KB)

Resources

Knowledge on Flexural Testing

Flexural Testing Solutions

Booking address

*G SEBE ENG Lab Eqpmt KE2.101 Instron 10kN

*G SEBE ENG Lab Eqpmt KE2.101 Instron 50kN

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