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Instron Tension and Compression Tester


Canterbury Christ Church University

General description

The Tension and Compression Tester are used for numerous projects combining materials and additive testing with scientific methodologies for desired outcomes. The compression tester is designed to apply a tensile force while simultaneously recording data as the specimen responds to the given stress. This stress includes responses such as Fatiuge, Impact, Rheology and Structural changes.

Technical description

Compression tests are carried out by using a hydraulic press, which is equipped with a ‘load cell’ which is used to monitor the corresponding axial stress under the applied crushing load. An attached computer will then monitor the given pressures and provide a detailed reading which can be used to compare to a controlled substance or material.

Location: CT1 1QB