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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 crosshead, and by alignment and linear motion elements of one load assembly relative to the load frame.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EG & G IDAHO INC
OSTI Identifier:
869126
Patent Number(s):
5279166
Assignee:
EG&G Idaho, Inc. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
self-aligning; biaxial; load; frame; loading; apparatus; testing; strength; specimens; maintaining; constant; specimen; centroid; operation; consists; assemblies; imparting; independent; perpendicular; forces; maintained; providing; elements; linear; motion; relative; fixed; crosshead; alignment; assembly; apparatus consists; linear motion; self-aligning biaxial; axial load; biaxial loading; loading apparatus; /73/

Citation Formats

Ward, Michael B, Epstein, Jonathan S, and Lloyd, W Randolph. Self-aligning biaxial load frame. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Ward, Michael B, Epstein, Jonathan S, & Lloyd, W Randolph. Self-aligning biaxial load frame. United States.
Ward, Michael B, Epstein, Jonathan S, and Lloyd, W Randolph. Sat . "Self-aligning biaxial load frame". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869126.
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abstractNote = {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 crosshead, and by alignment and linear motion elements of one load assembly relative to the load frame.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
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