Journal Published Online: 01 May 1988
Volume 16, Issue 3

Design and Development of a Biaxial Strength Testing Device



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
Université de Metz, Laboratoire de Physique et Mécanique des Matériaux, U.A.C.N.R.S. 1215, Faculté des Sciences, Metz Cédex, France
Makinde, A
Faculté des sciences appliquées, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
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DOI: 10.1520/JTE10375J