System for the Adaptation of Tensile Testing Machines for Executing Torsional Tests

    Volume 15, Issue 2 (March 1987)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Page Count: 3


    Wolfseher, R
    Institute for Building Materials, Materials Chemistry and Corrosion, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich,

    Inhelder, J
    Institute for Building Materials, Materials Chemistry and Corrosion, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich,

    Helbling, AK
    Institute for Building Materials, Materials Chemistry and Corrosion, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich,

    (Received 29 May 1986; accepted 8 September 1986)

    Abstract

    The torsion testing system “TS-X 100” is described. It is a simple system in which tensile testing machines can readily be adapted for executing torsional tests and, in particular, for carrying out inexpensive long-time torsional tests. The system is very compact and can be installed in a testing chamber to obtain precisely defined boundary conditions. Purely torsional loadings were obtained by loading a horizontal “free suspended” specimen through opposing force couples of equal magnitude.

    Depending on the loading range, an optimized system can easily be built with a stronger structure and/or longer lever arms to increase the magnitude of the applied force couples. Calibration and creep tests confirmed the suitability of the system.


    Paper ID: JTE10992J

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE10992J

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    Title System for the Adaptation of Tensile Testing Machines for Executing Torsional Tests
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