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...
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...
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...
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 test setup

Fatigue test

The fatigue test provides information about the strength of a material under continuously changing stress (dynamic load). This article provides answers to...
Cupping test

Cupping test

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: What is the cupping test (according to Erichsen)?What is cold formability?
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...
Schematic setup for stress-relaxation test

Stress-relaxation test

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: How is the stress-relaxation test performed?For which applications is the stress-relaxation test of great importance?What is...
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...
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?