Test setup for flexural test

Bending flexural test

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: How does the flexural stress distribution in the cross-section of a specimen subjected to bend loading...
Magnetic particle inspection (magnetic field flow method)

Magnetic particle inspection (MPI)

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: What is the principle behind magnetic particle inspection?How should flaws be aligned with respect to the...
Brittle fracture and ductile fracture

Tensile test

The tensile test is used to determine material parameters such as strength (yield point, ultimate tensile strength) and toughness (elongation at break)! More information about the tensile test can...
Determination of the creep diagram from creep curves

Stress rupture test (creep rupture test)

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: What is a hot yield strength?What is creep?What factors influence the intensity of creep?At what temperatures...
Setup for compression test

Compression test

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: Why are no longish specimens used in the compression test?Why is the true compressive stress lower...
Test setup for Charpy impact test

Charpy impact test

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: What are the objectives of the "Charpy impact test"?Why does "notch impact energy" represent a measure...
Dye penetrant inspection

Dye penetrant inspection (DPI)

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: How is dye penetrant inspection carried out and where is it used?What is the purpose of...
Fatigue endurance diagram acording to Haigh

Fatigue limit diagram according to Haigh and Smith

Fatigue limit diagrams according to Haigh or Smith show the maximum yieldable stress amplitude as a function of the mean stress. This...
Types of loads

Destructive material testing & non-destructive testing (NDT)

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: What type of loads do exist?What is dimensioning?What is the primary purpose of destructive testing?In which...
Principle of ultrasonic testing

Ultrasonic testing (UT)

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: What is the measurement principle behind ultrasonic testing?What is the coupling agent used for?How are ultrasound...
Measuring tool for eddy current testing

Eddy current testing (ECT)

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: How does eddy current testing work?Why are two induction coils often connected against to each other?