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Title: Hydrostatic self-aligning axial/torsional mechanism

Abstract

The present invention is directed to a self-aligning axial/torsional loading mechanism for testing the strength of brittle materials which are sensitive to bending moments. Disposed inside said self-aligning loading mechanism is a frictionless hydrostatic ball joint with a flexure ring to accommodate torsional loads through said ball joint.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Knoxville, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENRGY SYST INC
OSTI Identifier:
867401
Patent Number(s):
4928532
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
hydrostatic; self-aligning; axial; torsional; mechanism; directed; loading; testing; strength; brittle; materials; sensitive; bending; moments; disposed; inside; frictionless; ball; joint; flexure; accommodate; loads; brittle materials; disposed inside; bending moments; self-aligning axial; ball joint; /73/

Citation Formats

O'Connor, Daniel G., and Gerth, Howard L. Hydrostatic self-aligning axial/torsional mechanism. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
O'Connor, Daniel G., & Gerth, Howard L. Hydrostatic self-aligning axial/torsional mechanism. United States.
O'Connor, Daniel G., and Gerth, Howard L. Mon . "Hydrostatic self-aligning axial/torsional mechanism". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867401.
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title = {Hydrostatic self-aligning axial/torsional mechanism},
author = {O'Connor, Daniel G. and Gerth, Howard L.},
abstractNote = {The present invention is directed to a self-aligning axial/torsional loading mechanism for testing the strength of brittle materials which are sensitive to bending moments. Disposed inside said self-aligning loading mechanism is a frictionless hydrostatic ball joint with a flexure ring to accommodate torsional loads through said ball joint.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {1}
}

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