Volume 15, Issue 2 (March 1987)

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

    (Received 29 May 1986; accepted 8 September 1986)

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

    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,


    Stock #: JTE10992J

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    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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