Universal tester

Universal tester

Principle: 

The universal tester is used for:

  • Tensile testing: determination of the tensile-stress diagram. Depending of the type of tensile curve, a number of parameters can be determined
  • Bending test: determination of the bending modulus of force till rupture under load
  • Compression testing: determination of the compression force
Testing procedure: 

Each test measures the force that causes a deformation of the test specimen

  • Tensile testing: the test sample is elongated at a constant speed. The force is registered by means of a load cell.
  • Bending test: the sample is submitted to deflection at a constant speed. The force is registered.
  • Compression test: the sample is submitted to compression till rupture or till the maximum compression is obtained.
Testing applications: 
  • Mapping the mechanical properties of materials
  • Comparative study to detect material problems or evaluate material choices
Testing PDF: 

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