Compression testing: load/hold/unload cycles
A uniaxial compression test is performed at a specified strain rate. The specimen is loaded to a specified strain or stress level, held at the specified strain or stress level for a desired amount of time (typically a few minutes) and then unloaded to zero load. This process is repeated for the desired number of load and unload cycles at the desired strain or stress levels. Strain is determined by measuring the local platen displacement using a clip-on extensometer or Digital Image Correlation (DIC).
This test can generally be performed at any temperature between -80ºC and 280ºC.
- CT: Cryogenic temperatures (-80ºC to 20ºC)
- RT: Room temperature (~ 20ºC)
- HT: High temperatures (20ºC to 280ºC)
Strain rates up to ~ 1/s are possible, depending on specimen geometry.
ASTM D575, ASTM D695, ISO 604
Time, Engineering Strain, Engineering Stress
Cylinders, prisms, or tubes with dimensions as specified in ASTM D575, ASTM D695, and ISO 604 are preferred. Comparable geometries are also possible.
Note that we request extra specimens to ensure a sufficient supply of specimens for valid testing.
Veryst can also assist in molding standard and non-standard test specimens. Please contact us if you are interested in discussing this option.
Two - five (2-5)
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