Biaxial tester

The Ship and Offshore Structures section of TU Delft has use of an Instron 8854 axial – torsion test machine. The specifications are given below:

Specification:

Fn

u

Mt

α

±250 [kN]

± 50 [mm]

± 2000 [Nm]

± 45 [deg]

 

 frequency: f = (max) 30 [Hz] for Fn = ±20 [kN] and u = ± 1 [mm] 

The machine is equipped with a temperature chamber that is capable of a temperature range from -150°C to 350°C. It is currently being used to assess Mode I and mixed Mode I/III fatigue properties.

 

 

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