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Title: Apparatus for measuring tensile and compressive properties of solid materials at cryogenic temperatures

Abstract

An apparatus for evaluating the tensile and compressive properties of material samples at very low or cryogenic temperatures employs a stationary frame and a dewar mounted below the frame. A pair of coaxial cylindrical tubes extend downward towards the bottom of the dewar. A compressive or tensile load is generated hydraulically and is transmitted by the inner tube to the material sample. The material sample is located near the bottom of the dewar in a liquid refrigerant bath. The apparatus employs a displacement measuring device, such as a linear variable differential transformer, to measure the deformation of the material sample relative to the amount of compressive or tensile force applied to the sample.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. (Oaklawn, IL)
  2. (St. Charles, IL)
  3. (Burr Ridge, IL)
  4. (Downers Grove, IL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868248
Patent Number(s):
5105626
Assignee:
Universities Research Association, Inc. (Washington, DC) FNAL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; measuring; tensile; compressive; properties; solid; materials; cryogenic; temperatures; evaluating; material; samples; employs; stationary; frame; dewar; mounted; below; pair; coaxial; cylindrical; tubes; extend; downward; towards; bottom; load; generated; hydraulically; transmitted; inner; tube; sample; located; near; liquid; refrigerant; bath; displacement; device; linear; variable; differential; transformer; measure; deformation; relative; amount; force; applied; apparatus employs; located near; cryogenic temperature; tubes extend; force applied; cryogenic temperatures; solid materials; inner tube; solid material; measuring device; liquid refrigerant; differential transformer; material sample; variable differential; linear variable; sample relative; tensile force; tensile load; coaxial cylindrical; material samples; compressive properties; stationary frame; cylindrical tube; /62/73/

Citation Formats

Gonczy, John D., Markley, Finley W., McCaw, William R., and Niemann, Ralph C. Apparatus for measuring tensile and compressive properties of solid materials at cryogenic temperatures. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Gonczy, John D., Markley, Finley W., McCaw, William R., & Niemann, Ralph C. Apparatus for measuring tensile and compressive properties of solid materials at cryogenic temperatures. United States.
Gonczy, John D., Markley, Finley W., McCaw, William R., and Niemann, Ralph C. Wed . "Apparatus for measuring tensile and compressive properties of solid materials at cryogenic temperatures". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868248.
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title = {Apparatus for measuring tensile and compressive properties of solid materials at cryogenic temperatures},
author = {Gonczy, John D. and Markley, Finley W. and McCaw, William R. and Niemann, Ralph C.},
abstractNote = {An apparatus for evaluating the tensile and compressive properties of material samples at very low or cryogenic temperatures employs a stationary frame and a dewar mounted below the frame. A pair of coaxial cylindrical tubes extend downward towards the bottom of the dewar. A compressive or tensile load is generated hydraulically and is transmitted by the inner tube to the material sample. The material sample is located near the bottom of the dewar in a liquid refrigerant bath. The apparatus employs a displacement measuring device, such as a linear variable differential transformer, to measure the deformation of the material sample relative to the amount of compressive or tensile force applied to the sample.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
}

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