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Title: Self-aligning biaxial load frame

Abstract

An self-aligning biaxial loading apparatus for use in testing the strength of specimens while maintaining a constant specimen centroid during the loading operation. The self-aligning biaxial loading apparatus consists of a load frame and two load assemblies for imparting two independent perpendicular forces upon a test specimen. The constant test specimen centroid is maintained by providing elements for linear motion of the load frame relative to a fixed cross head, and by alignment and linear motion elements of one load assembly relative to the load frame. 3 figures.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5152141
Patent Number(s):
5279166 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-953039
Assignee:
EG G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID ()
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 29 Sep 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; MACHINE PARTS; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; TEST FACILITIES; DESIGN; ALIGNMENT; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; 420500* - Engineering- Materials Testing

Citation Formats

Ward, M B, Epstein, J S, and Lloyd, W R. Self-aligning biaxial load frame. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Ward, M B, Epstein, J S, & Lloyd, W R. Self-aligning biaxial load frame. United States.
Ward, M B, Epstein, J S, and Lloyd, W R. Tue . "Self-aligning biaxial load frame". United States.
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