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This paper presents an overview of the requirements which have to be fulfilled in order to perform reliable mechanical testing on advanced materials at high temperatures. The factors controlling the design and implementation of a uniaxial test setup are discussed. The interaction between the solutions adopted for the different parts of the facility is stressed. The realisation and performances of a high temperature uniaxial mechanical test facility for continuous fibre reinforced ceramic matrix composites are then described in more detail, and illustrated by means of the results from creep tests performed on a ceramic matrix composite.

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Authors: STEEN M, JRC Petten (NL);BRESSERS J, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Second European Workshop on High Temperature Behaviour of Advanced Materials, Béziers (FR), September 29 - October 1, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37901 ORA
Record Number: 199311363 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en