Testing and Evaluation
Testing and evaluation of materials, components, and small structures can be performed with a wide variety of testing techniques. Capabilities include tensile, compression, torsion, bend, creep, fatigue, stress relaxation, Charpy impact, fracture toughness (including J-integral), and corrosion testing. Pressure burst or biaxial creep-rupture testing of pressurized capsules is used for more complex stress loadings or for validation of designs. Environmental chambers are used to test in a wide range of temperatures, gas atmospheres, or in vacuum including ultrahigh vacuum. Numerous machines are available for different load levels and speeds. Weldability testing and simulation can be performed on specialty alloys including Sigmajig, Varistraint, and Gleeble test methods. These tests can be used for determining the effect of minor elements contents to the weldability of an alloy or simulate the effects of welding on the microstructure.
• Weldability testing
• Mechanical Properties testing
• Impact testing
• Creep and stress-rupture testing
• Burst testing
• Physical Properties