Journal Published Online: 01 January 1991
Volume 19, Issue 1

A New Method for Burst Testing of Low Strength Materials



A new technique for burst testing of low strength materials has been developed. A viscous organosilicate compound with rheopectic flow characteristics is compressed inside a hollow cylinder of the material to be tested. The compressive load is transmitted using a conventional tensile testing machine. The technique allows easy measurement of critical burst values and also intermediate values of tangential and radial stresses which provide further insight into the behavior of the test material near its bursting load.

Author Information

Goodwin, FE
Materials Sciences, International Lead Zinc Research Organization, Research Triangle Park, NC
Nguyen-Duy, P
Fracture Mechanics and Structural Integrity, Institut de Recherche d'Hydro-Quebec (IREQ), Varennes, Quebec, Canada
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE12528J