How to Select Compression Test Equipment for Ceramics

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How to Select Compression Test Equipment for Ceramics

Configuring equipment to compression test ceramics involves a four step process.

Step One: The first step is to study the material that you plan to test. Gather information on the types of ceramic samples that you wish to evaluate by compression. There are many raw forms to choose from: adhesive ceramic, advanced ceramic, dental ceramic, foam ceramic, glass ceramic, high temperature alumina ceramic, laminated ceramic, matrix composite ceramic, reinforced ceramic composite ceramic, polymer ceramic. One you have established the ceramic type, an engineer can determine the appropriate size test machine that you will need.

Step Two: What form do your test samples come in? In this step it is important to decide which form your sample will be tested in to select the best test fixtures. Are they tube, rectangular, lined steel pipe, honeycomb, special geometry, diametral, fiber felts, bearing, or ceramic balls?

Step Three: For the third step, determine which test data that you need to report. This is essential for the engineer to select the proper test software. Information can include 3 point bending, combined compression tensile, compressive yield strength, crush strength, dynamic, flexural, k1c, maximum load, mechanical properties, standard test method, ceramic test procedure, report, strength, stress strain and tension.

Step Four: The final step to prep for compression testing a ceramic is to consider standard test methods. Do you have an established test method? ASTM and ISO test standards helps define test equipment details and confirm equipment selection. Industry standard test methods provide structure if you are new to testing. They also guide equipment requirements. They are available from organizations such as ASTM, ISO and CEN. Once you have determined the answers to these vital questions, a TestResources engineer can easily configure the perfect compression test machine for you. Call today to speak directly with a ceramics test engineer.