A uniaxial test facility for the study of CMCs under tensile and creep loading
An experimental setup to perform tensile and creep tests on CMCs at high temperatures is described. The intrinsic material behaviour is studied by performing the tests under high vacuum, thus avoiding environmental ingress to the fibre-matrix interface. The uniaxial testing mode is selected because of its advantages in terms of interpretation and evaluation of the results. Flat, untabbed specimens are clamped in watercooled grips which are incorporated in a rigid load train. Local heating of the gauge part of the specimen is achieved by induction through a susceptor. The performance of the test setup with respect to accuracy of alignment as well as time and spatial temperature gradient is documented.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 6th International Conference on Composite Materials, Bordeaux (FR), September 20-24, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37831 ORA
Record Number: 199311288 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en