Journal Published Online: 01 July 1982
Volume 10, Issue 4

A Compressive Creep Machine



A deadweight loading machine for creep tests in compression is described. The machine was designed to minimize buckling and friction. A four-bar linkage was used to guide the movable crosshead. Strain was measured by a single differential transformer. The specimen consisted of a thin-walled tube heated internally by a quartz tube lamp. An example is given of creep of 2618-T61 aluminum in compression.

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Findley, WN
Brown University, Providence, RI
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Stock #: JTE11577J
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE11577J