Volume 16, Issue 3 (May 1988)

    Design and Development of a Biaxial Strength Testing Device

    (Received 15 April 1987; accepted 22 October 1987)


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    The apparatus described herein is designed for the performance of biaxial stretching tests on flat cross-shaped specimens. It can be used with a conventional uniaxial tensile testing machine. The device converts the machine from one that exerts a uniaxial force to one that applies a system of forces in two perpendicular directions. A fixed value of the logarithmic strain ratio ρ = ϵ21 can be imposed on the test specimen along these two directions. The fixed ρ-value may be chosen between 0 and 1 according to the geometrical configuration of the device.

    Author Information:

    Ferron, G
    Professor, Université de Metz, Laboratoire de Physique et Mécanique des Matériaux, U.A.C.N.R.S. 1215, Faculté des Sciences, Metz Cédex,

    Makinde, A
    Post-Doctoral Assistant, Faculté des sciences appliquées, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec

    Stock #: JTE10375J

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE10375J

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    Title Design and Development of a Biaxial Strength Testing Device
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E28