Volume 4, Issue 4 (July 1976)

    Constancy of the Tensile Test Machine Stiffness

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    A method is presented for determining the current value of the stiffness of a tensile machine during uniaxial loading tests. The method is based on stress relaxation tests and on the measurement of the slopes of the load-time curve at the moment when the crosshead speed is changed from zero to some finite value. This method has shown that the stiffness can be taken as a constant within fairly wide ranges of the load level, crosshead speed, and specimen dimensions.


    Author Information:

    Fortes, MA
    Research metallurgists, Laboratório de Física e Engenharia Nucleares, Sacavem,

    Proença, JG
    Research metallurgists, Laboratório de Física e Engenharia Nucleares, Sacavem,


    Stock #: JTE10208J

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE10208J

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    Title Constancy of the Tensile Test Machine Stiffness
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E28