The universal tester is used to perform the following tests:
Tensile test: 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 test: determination of the compression force
Each test measures the force that causes a deformation of the test specimen:
Tensile test: the 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.
- Mapping the mechanical properties of materials
- Comparative study to detect material problems or evaluate material choices