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This article provides a discussion on the mechanical properties of metals, ceramics, and polymers and fiber-reinforced polymer composites at low temperatures. It reviews the factors to be considered in tensile and compression testing of these materials. The article details the equipment used for low-temperature tensile and compression tests with illustrations. It concludes with a discussion on the various test methods and their ASTM standard for compression and tension testing.

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Robert P. Walsh, 2000. "Tension and Compression Testing at Low Temperatures", Mechanical Testing and Evaluation, Howard Kuhn, Dana Medlin

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