An Encapsulation Technique for Conducting Mechanical Properties Tests of Metallic Specimens in a Controlled Environment without a Retort

    Volume 17, Issue 6 (November 1989)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Page Count: 5


    Kschinka, BA
    Research Assistant and Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

    Marriott, DL
    Research Assistant and Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

    Stubbins, JF
    Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

    Vassos, N
    Technician, Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

    (Received 3 August 1987; accepted 17 April 1989)

    Abstract

    A novel technique to encapsulate metallic mechanical properties test specimens in a controlled atmosphere has been developed that eliminates the need for cumbersome retort systems. The procedure consists of brazing stainless steel flexible bellows tubing on a test specimen in such a manner that the tubing acts as a miniature retort around the gage section of the specimen. While convenient, this method demands a special correlation relating strain in the gage section to displacement between the specimen shoulders in order to conduct displacement-controlled fatigue tests. Results of such tests using vacuum encapsulated specimens were generally excellent and agreed reasonably well with data from related studies, supporting the validity of both the encapsulation technique and the subsequent correlation.


    Paper ID: JTE11143J

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE11143J

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    Title An Encapsulation Technique for Conducting Mechanical Properties Tests of Metallic Specimens in a Controlled Environment without a Retort
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