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    Evaluation of Miniature Tension Specimen Fabrication Techniques and Performance


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    The confident application of miniature tensile specimens requires adequate control over their fabrication and is facilitated by automated test and analysis techniques. Three fabrication processes—punching, chemical milling, and electrical discharge machining (EDM)—were recently evaluated, leading to the replacement of the previously used punching technique with a wire EDM technique. The automated data acquisition system was upgraded, and an interactive data analysis program was developed.


    miniature tension specimen, specimen fabrication, EDM, tensile data analysis, automated data analysis, punching, chemical milling, automated data acquisition

    Author Information:

    Hamilton, ML
    Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland, WA

    Blotter, MA
    University of Missouri, Rolla, MO

    Edwards, DJ
    University of Missouri, Rolla, MO

    Committee/Subcommittee: E10.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP12742S