Accession Number : ADD017550

Title :   Diffusion Weld Test Fixture.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 9 Jun 94, patented 16 May 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Maciejewski, Wendell C ; Janecek, Kurt J ; Kavarnos, George J ; McLaughlin, Elizabeth A

Report Date : 16 May 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A weld joint test fixture for testing the strength of a weld joining several members forming a test specimen is provided. The fixture includes a base which supports the test specimen and an attachment for applying a testing force to the test specimen while the test specimen is supported by the base. The fixture further includes holding elements attached to the base for holding the test specimen on the base during the application of the testing force. The holding elements preferably engage one of the members forming the test specimen without engaging another of the members. The fixture may also include the holding elements being designed to oppose the testing force substantially only by forces directed in a plane parallel to the applied testing force. (MM)

Descriptors :   *WELDS, *WELDED JOINTS, *PATENTS, TEST AND EVALUATION, BENDING, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), SHEAR STRESSES, JOINING, DIFFUSION, METAL JOINTS, TEST FIXTURES

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE