Accession Number : ADA331183

Title :   Environmental High Temperature Testing System

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 95-Jun 97

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Taya, Minoru ; Kobayashi, Albert S. ; Jenkins, Michael

PDF Url : ADA331183

Report Date : 06 OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A new high temperature testing system was designed with capabilities of fast heating/cooling, minimum effective heating zone focusing only on specimen gauge length area. The tension/compression testing can be performed in air, vacuum, or inert gas environment at high temperatures up to 1700 degrees Celsius while the displacement of a specimen measured by a new Argon laser interferometry system. The target specimens are ceramics, metals, intermetallics, composites including carbon/carbon composites. The furnace is infrared image furnace with gold plated elliptical reflectors to create a focused effective high temperature zone.

Descriptors :   *HIGH TEMPERATURE, *FURNACES, TEST METHODS, INTERFEROMETRY, INFRARED IMAGES, ARGON LASERS, TENSILE TESTERS.

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE