Institute I: General Materials Properties
Pneumatic creep testing device
theme: mechanical testing
The Institute I operates custom-built pneumatic mechanical testing machines designed for creep testing at high temperature in both compression and tensile directions. The heating chambers allow testing at temperatures as high as 1100°C under a constant stress. The displacement is recorded from outside the heating chamber by a laser displacement sensor or directly at the sample via LVDTs. The devices are mostly used for the characterization of high temperature nickel and cobalt based superalloys. Next to this, also conventional compression creep testing machines and tensile creep testing machines are operated.