Tension / Torsion
Torsion testing allows the determination of shear properties in a material. This when combined with tensile testing (either as a combined application of tension and torsion, or sequentially) allows a number of engineering behaviours to be explored that cannot be achieved with uniaxial testing alone. The test can also be performed under fatigue conditions and at elevated temperature. SMaRT has the capability to
carry out such testing at loads of up to 50kN in both
tension and torsion and at temperatures up to 900C.