For fracture mechanics studies, these COD gages are in compliance with standardized test methods, such as ASTM E1820 for determination of fracture toughness properties of metallic materials.
These gages conform to the requirements of ASTM E399 for fracture toughness and E1820 (the replacement for E813 and E1737) for JIC and R-curve determination. In addition, the modified groove design complies with E1820 tests where greater stability and accuracy results from the sharper groove root. Clip-on gages are used for a variety of fracture mechanics tests, including compact tension, arc shaped, disk shaped, bend specimens or other specimen geometries in compliance with ASTM and other standards organization’s test methods. Clip-on gages can be used directly on test specimens where the knife edges are integral with the test specimen or, alternately, with optional bolt-on knife edges mounted on the test specimen.
The Model 3541 extensometers are strain gaged devices, making them compatible with any electronics designed for strain gaged transducers. Most often they are connected to a test machine controller. The signal conditioning electronics for the extensometer is typically included with the test machine controller or may often be added. In this case the extensometer is shipped with the proper connector and wiring to plug directly into the electronics. For systems lacking the required electronics, Epsilon can provide a variety of solutions, allowing the extensometer output to be connected to data acquisition boards, chart recorders or other equipment.
|Epsilon Technology Corp.|
|Product Category||Deflectometers and Extensometers|
|Product Number||Model 3541|
|Product Name||Fracture Mechanics Clip-On Gage|
|Test Fixture Type||Test Grip / Clamp; Extensometer; Clip-On Gage|