Mechanical Testing and Evaluation
Tension and Compression Testing at Low Temperatures
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.
Robert P. Walsh, Tension and Compression Testing at Low Temperatures, Mechanical Testing and Evaluation, Vol 8, ASM Handbook, Edited By Howard Kuhn, Dana Medlin, ASM International, 2000, p 164–171, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v08.a0003267
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