Equipment & Infrastructure

Tensile test

The tensile test is the most common test for determining the physical properties of materials under uni-axial, quasi-static loading. The load versus elongation history of the specimen is recorded during the test. From these data, a variety of parameters indicating the strength and ductility of the material can be calculated. Frequently used standards: ISO6892-1, ASTM A370.


Complementary equipment is available having different maximum capacity, ranging from standard metal sheet to heavy gauge plate materials up to 1200 kN. 

For metal sheet a full range of longitudinal extensometers are available as well as transverse extensometers to allow r-value measurement.

Special features

  • The 100 kN equipment can be transformed into a servo-hydraulic high speed testing machine with a maximum translation speed of 5 m/s, corresponding to a strain rate of 100 /s for 50 mm gauge length samples.
  • Temperature range for tensile tests available from low temperature (min -100 °C) to high temperature (max 750 °C) by the integration of an environmental chamber or by in-situ heating of samples with the mobile longitudinal flux induction heating device.