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By loading of specimen (e.g., strength of material test)

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073760000 - SPECIMEN STRESS OR STRAIN, OR TESTING BY STRESS OR STRAIN APPLICATION

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
073826000 Tensile 75
073800000 Optical 42
073818000 Compressional 36
073849000 Bending, flexing, or folding 30
073799000 Specimen cracking or crack propagation 20
073841000 Shear 20
073806000 Varied according to predetermined pattern 17
073847000 Torsion 11
073803000 Concrete 10
073802000 Aircraft structure 9
073794000 Plural diverse stress-strain tests or composite loads 6
073789000 Stress-strain relationship determination 3
20090044632METHOD AND APPARATUS TO MONITOR THE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF INSULATION BOARDS - An edge-strength measuring device for measuring the compressive strength of a foam matrix along the edges thereof, the device comprising at least one measuring implement having one or more contacting elements for engaging with the edges of the foam matrix, and at least one measuring device in communication with said contacting elements for measuring the resistance imparted by the foam matrix when said contacting element is engaged with the edge.02-19-2009
20090114032METHOD OF EVALUATING MATERIALS USING CURVATURE - A method of evaluating material properties of polymeric materials includes making one or more material samples or slabs, with each of the samples or slabs having a pair of material layers in contact with one another. The layers are layers of organic matrix polymer material that have different characteristics from each other, for example having a difference in composition and/or cure characteristics. Characteristics of the test slabs and the interface between the layers can be determined by examining curvatures of the test slabs. A number of samples may be made up having the same material in a first layer, and range of different materials in the respective second layers. The range may cover a range of various material compositions and/or cure characteristics.05-07-2009
20110277553SPECIMEN CREEP TEST AND METHODS OF USING SUCH TESTS - A method for testing the mechanical properties of a specimen having a first contact surface and a second contact surface spaced apart and opposing the first contact surface, the method comprising: applying forces to the contact surfaces of the specimen to deform the specimen over a period of time and determining the response of the specimen to the forces over time; and defining a spatial distance between the contact surfaces such that the equivalent gauge length of the specimen is greater than the distance between the contact surfaces.11-17-2011
073838000 Rupture or burst strength of sheet material by transverse loading 3
20130125663Cloth Evaluation Apparatus - A cloth evaluation apparatus can grasp the piercing property and the cutting property with a cloth in advance. The cloth evaluation apparatus includes a measuring member having, on its distal side, a measuring part to pass through a cloth; a cloth/measuring part moving means for moving the cloth or the measuring member so that the measuring part passes through the cloth; a cloth supporting means for supporting the cloth at around a passing-through point, in the cloth, of the measuring part from both sides of the cloth when the measuring part passes through the cloth; and a load detecting means for detecting a load being applied to the measuring member while the measuring part passes through the cloth.05-23-2013
20100307261APPARATUS FOR TESTING OBJECT STRENGTH - An apparatus for testing object strength includes a support platform, a force gauge for reading push or pull force exerted on an object, an installation mechanism for slidable installation of the force gauge on the support platform, an installation board supporting the object, a pull-push mechanism connected to the force gauge to be pushed or pulled by the force gauge and exert force on the object, and an adjustment mechanism. The adjustment mechanism includes a pedestal secured to the support platform, a slider slidably mounted to the pedestal, an adjustment rod pivotally mounted to the pedestal and threaded into the slider, and a manipulation member fixed to the adjustment rod. The manipulation member rotates the adjustment rod relative to the slider. Thus the slider slides relative to the pedestal. The installation board adjusts the object relative to the support platform.12-09-2010
20100307260APPARATUS FOR TESTING OBJECT STRENGTH - An apparatus for testing strength of a corner portion of an object includes a support platform, an installation mechanism having a slidable plate mounted on the platform, a force gauge fixed to the slidable plate, a drive mechanism connected to the slidable plate to move the slidable plate, and a push-pull mechanism. The push-pull mechanism is connected to the force gauge to be pushed or pulled by the force gauge and exerts push or pull force on the corner portion of the object.12-09-2010
073804000 Model of structure to determine structure properties 2
20120031193IDENTIFICATION OF LOADS ACTING ON AN OBJECT - Structural health monitoring systems can be limited to a minimum number of sensors due to cost, complexity, and weight restrictions. Some embodiments described herein pertain to a load and damage identification techniques that utilize one sensor. Several passive force estimation techniques are presented. Some techniques use either the shape or the amplitude of the magnitude of the applied force in the frequency domain. Several techniques iteratively reduce an underdetermined set of equations of motion into many overdetermined systems of equations to solve for the force estimates. The techniques are shown to locate and quantify impulsive impacts with over 97% accuracy and non-impulsive impacts with at least 87% accuracy. Impacts not acting at a specific input degree of freedom are also accurately located depending on the distance away from the modeled input degrees of freedom, and damaging impact forces are quantified by making assumptions about the impulsive nature of the applied force.02-09-2012
20080202252Joint simulator testing machine - A testing apparatus for a joint includes a support structure for engaging a first part a joint, an adapter for engaging a second part of the joint, a load assembly coupled with the adapter for applying a load onto the adapter and a drive assembly coupled with the adapter. Operation of the drive assembly causes angulation and rotation of the adapter relative to the support structure, which in turn causes angulation and rotation of the first and second parts of the joint relative to one another.08-28-2008
073801000 Acoustic emission 2
20100077864LOCKING MECHANISM WITH ACOUSTIC BARRIER FOR MOUNTING A SENSOR ON A PIPE - This invention relates to a device for mounting in a fixed mounted frame (04-01-2010
20120125118SYSTEM FOR MONITORING STRUCTURAL ASSETS - A system for detection of stress and deformation in a structural asset, for instance, one of reinforced concrete. An area on the asset may have a structure interface, such as a patch, attached to it with a fastening mechanism which may be a layer of an epoxy or other material, or be items such as screws, bolts, welds, or the like. One or more surface acoustic wave (SAW) strain sensors may be attached to the interface with an adhesive layer of epoxy or other material, or with mechanical items. Stress may be transmitted by the interface to the strain sensors. The sensors may be interrogated with a wire or wireless reader to obtain strain measurements. The measurements may indicate stress and deformations such as bulges and breaks in the asset. The measurements may also be a basis for determining location and extent of the stress and deformations.05-24-2012
073805000 Varied in response to specimen condition other than failure 1
20130055823MATERIAL TESTING SYSTEM - Provided is a material testing system that can prevent the influence of noise to obtain an adequate test result by reducing a variation in test force in a plastic region.03-07-2013
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20120216624VISCOELASTICITY MEASURING APPARATUS - Provided is a viscoelasticity measuring apparatus in which an undesirable sample shape change such as a buckle caused as a result of thermal expansion of a sample is eliminated so as to prevent a deformation in a displacement detector direction due to the thermal expansion and a bending of the sample between a sample grasping member and a chuck, to thereby improve accuracy of measurement. In the viscoelasticity measuring apparatus, a thin part is provided in a part of an elastic arm for holding the sample so as to be easily deformed by a thermal expansion force of the sample. Thus, an undesirable shape change such as the buckle generated when the sample is expanded thermally is effectively eliminated, and necessary stiffness is maintained with respect to a load of the sample and hence accuracy of measurement is improved.08-30-2012
20120216623In situ roof covering test method & device - A machine for testing shingles and structure covering with a measuring devise supported above the surface, The way it measures shingle strength, Database of new undamaged shingle strength values based upon manufacture, shingle type and approval ASTM test method, How the devise attaches to the shingle specimen, Moveable and repeatable results, and Compares damaged and non-damaged shingles based upon their ASTM test method certification.08-30-2012
20130061682SHOCK TEST DEVICE - The invention provides a shock test device suitable for an expansion slot of a computer system. The shock test device includes a mainboard, a structure unit and a detection module. The mainboard has a connecting finger electrically connected to the expansion slot. The structure unit is disposed at the mainboard for simulating a weight and a supporting structure. The detection module is coupled to at least one pin of the connecting finger for detecting a touch condition between the connecting finger and the expansion slot so as to produce a warning signal. In this way, the shock test device can detect whether or not a link plug-in in a host computer (for example, the link between the expansion slot and the connecting finger portion of the shock test device) is disconnected due to shocking or unseen disconnected and then reconnected again.03-14-2013
20120090402DEVICE AND METHOD TO SENSE BATTERY INTERNAL STATE - Provided is a device to sense battery internal state that can sense tiny elastic waves accompanying a reaction inside a battery and can accurately ascertain changes in battery internal state. The device (04-19-2012
20120090401METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TESTING LOAD-BEARING CAPACITY - In an embodiment, a hydraulic jack is provided having a first portion and a second portion. The first portion attached to a first section of a structure and the second portion attached to a second section of the structure. When a pressurized fluid is forced between the first portion and the second portion, a load is transferred to the first section and the second section by the pressure of the fluid on the first portion and the second portion. The first section and the second section are forced apart by the load, thus creating or enlarging at least one void in the structure. The pressurized fluid fills or partially fills one or more of the at least one void, thereby increasing the surface area effectively normal to the direction of the load in contact with the pressurized fluid.04-19-2012
20120090400SENSOR-ENABLED GEOSYNTHETIC MATERIAL AND METHOD OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME - The present invention is directed to a sensor-enabled geosynthetic material for use in geosynthetic structures and geosyntapes, a method of making the sensor-enabled geosynthetic material and the geosyntapes, and a method of measuring geometric strains of a geosynthetic product made from the sensor-enabled geosynthetic material. The sensor-enabled geosynthetic material includes a polymeric material and an electrically conductive filler. The polymeric material and an electrically conductive filler are combined to provide a sensor-enabled geosynthetic material. The sensor-enabled geosynthetic material having a predetermined concentration of the electrically conductive filler so as to provide the sensor-enabled geosynthetic material with an electrical conductivity and a strain sensitivity within the percolation region or slightly above it.04-19-2012
20110283805METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TESTING LOAD-BEARING CAPACITY - In an embodiment, a hydraulic jack is provided having a first portion and a second portion. The first portion attached to a first section of a structure and the second portion attached to a second section of the structure. When a pressurized fluid is forced between the first portion and the second portion, a load is transferred to the first section and the second section by the pressure of the fluid on the first portion and the second portion. The first section and the second section are forced apart by the load, thus creating or enlarging at least one void in the structure. The pressurized fluid fills or partially fills one or more of the at least one void, thereby increasing the surface area effectively normal to the direction of the load in contact with the pressurized fluid.11-24-2011
20110283806MECHANICAL LOAD TESTING SYSTEM - A system for determining load capacity for a photovoltaic module includes a clip to position a photovoltaic module surface at a load test position and a load test device proximate to the clip, including a pressure applicator and an actuator, wherein the actuator is capable of moving the pressure applicator toward the load test position.11-24-2011
20110214507BOND STRENGTH TESTER WITH SWITCHABLE BACKLASH CONTROL - A bond strength testing apparatus comprising a main body, a test tool mount for holding a test tool, and an axial drive mechanism including a screw and nut assembly. The drive mechanism couples the test tool mount to the main body and allows for relative movement between the test tool mount and the main body in an axial direction. A backlash control element is coupled to the main body and the test tool mount, and, in operation, biases the test tool mount relative to the main body in an axial direction. The backlash control element is switchable between a first state in which the test tool mount is biased in a first axial direction by the backlash control element, and a second state in which either the test tool mount is biased in a second axial direction by backlash control element, or the backlash control element applies no biasing force to test tool mount. The apparatus can be automated to apply the appropriate backlash control for a particular, selected test type.09-08-2011
20090100938ENGINE BLOCK DURABILITY TEST - The object of the invention is to provide an alternative method for durability testing of an engine block. The engine block comprises cylinder cavities, which cylinder cavities are separated from each other by intermediate walls, each intermediate wall comprising a bolt hole. The method comprises the step of: removing a test specimen from an area of the intermediate wall of the engine block, such that the test specimen comprises the bolt hole.04-23-2009
20090282927Multi-sample Conditioning System - A multi-sample conditioning system may include a sample chamber for each sample or a sample chamber holding one or more samples. Multiple samples enable replication for statistical analysis and individual sample chambers enable individual nutrient flow profiles for each sample. A mechanical imbalance may be created when a sample chamber is removed or when samples of different stiffness are conditioned together. The mechanical imbalance may result in an undesired alteration of the desired conditioning profile and increase the variation in the conditioning profile applied to each sample. An asymmetric-loading support assembly provides a low friction support to reduce the undesired alteration of the desired conditioning profile applied to the samples and reduce unwanted reaction loads on the conditioning drive mechanisms. The asymmetric-loading support assembly preferably includes a flexure as the low-friction, high-stiffness support. Other examples that can provide low-friction, high-stiffness support include air bearings, magnetic bearings, and hydraulic bearings.11-19-2009
20110203384INSTRUMENT FOR DETERMINING A QUANTITY ASSOCIATED WITH A FORCE EXERTED ON A ROTOR - Rheometer, also usable for stress-strain-investigations, with at least one bearing (08-25-2011
20090007689MATERIAL TESTING MACHINE - A material testing machine is provided, in which a motor is used as a driving source of a loading mechanism, and the material testing machine can always perform a material test accurately, without requiring skilled operators, trial and error, or a longer time when setting control gains. A ratio K(t) of an inspection value F(t) of a control quantity to a displacement θ(t) of a motor 01-08-2009
20120291561Pipeline Insertion Tool - The apparatus mounts on a high pressure pipe and moves a witness coupon into and out of the pipe. A coupon holder assembly is secured to a driver. A coupon rod is engaged within the coupon holder assembly and the driver, wherein, an upper end of the coupon rod is engaged with the driver and a lower end of the coupon rod is positioned within the coupon holder assembly but may be driven in translation downwardly and out of the coupon holder assembly. A clamp may be engaged with the coupon rod securing it in a fixed position when the coupon rod is not being moved. A ball valve is used to isolate the apparatus from the high pressure pipe, and once isolated, a bleed valve is used to vent to atmospheric.11-22-2012
20100139413Strain sensor and corresponding sensor arrangement - The invention relates to a sensor as a built-in component of an object, especially an elastic object, the sensor comprising a polymer material containing electroconductive additives according to the invention and thereby acting as an expansion sensor (06-10-2010
20090188326STRENGTH MEASURING METHOD OF HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE HAVING INSERTION HOLE - There is disclosed a method for measuring the strength of a honeycomb structure provided with an insertion hole preferably without generating any chipping. In the strength measuring method of the honeycomb structure, the strength is measured while a rubber plug is inserted into the insertion hole. The rubber plug has a hardness of 45 or more and 90 or less, a clearance between the inserted rubber plug and the inner surface of the insertion hole parallel to the depth direction of the insertion hole is 0.2 mm or more and 2.6 mm or less, and the protruding height of the inserted rubber plug from the peripheral surface of the honeycomb structure is 0.5 mm or more and 5 mm or less.07-30-2009
20110138925MATERIAL SAMPLE FOR TESTING BIAXIAL STRESS CONDITIONS - Described is a material sample for testing material properties under biaxial load as well as a method therefor. The material sample has a circular disk shape and, for rotation about the center line thereof, is provided with an integrally formed hub. The edge of the material sample and the hub are thicker than the ring section of the material sample located in between. In one embodiment, the ring section is designed with an annular concave fillet concentric to the hub and the concave fillet may extend from the edge to the hub and have a continuous curvature over its width. In the method, it is rotated about its center line at least at 100,000 rpm, preferably at 150,000 rpm±10,000 rpm.06-16-2011
20100236333METHOD FOR ASSESSING REMAINING LIFESPAN OF BOLT USED AT HIGH TEMPERATURES - The present invention is intended to provide a method for assessing remaining lifespan of a bolt with higher precision than conventional methods, which can be applied to a bolt comprising a high alloy with fewer tissue changes caused by creep damage.09-23-2010
20110056303METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TESTING LOAD-BEARING CAPACITY UTILIZING A RING CELL - An annular assembly, or ring cell, is provided for testing the load bearing capacity of piles. The ring cell walls of the annular assembly can be made of stamped material. The ring cell walls can be an outer ring wall and an inner ring wall. Alternately, the ring cell walls can have a “U”-type shape cross-section including an outer ring wall, an inner ring wall, and a top wall. Fluid can be provided to the annular assembly through fluid supply lines into an expansion zone. The expansion zone can be a space having a bladder for filling with fluid. In another embodiment, the expansion zone can be a space between a filler material capable of withstanding high pressure separated with a membrane. The pressure of the fluid in the expansion zone can be monitored during testing.03-10-2011
20090249886TESTING APPARATUS OF MECHANICAL ENDURANCE - An apparatus for testing mechanical endurance includes a bed for installing a workpiece, a clipping imitator capable of clipping a clipping ring of the workpiece, a hinging imitator capable of engaging with a hinge of the workpiece thereby making the workpiece tend to rotate, a cam, an oscillating rod following the cam, a pressure sensor capable of receiving pressure from the workpiece, a first arithmometer for taking count of pressure dropping the pressure sensor detects, and a second arithmometer for taking count of cam cycles. The oscillating rod includes first and second arms. The second arm engages the cam and can impel the clipping imitator to detach from the clipping ring. The first arm can press the workpiece down. In a cam cycle, if the workpiece does not break, the count of the first arithmometer equals to the count of the second arithmometer; or if breaks, the counts are different.10-08-2009
20100037699EDIBLE WAFER PRODUCTS PRODUCED BY EXTRUSION - The present invention relates to edible wafers, in particular to extruded wafers and to the use of these wafers in confectionery.02-18-2010
20120118071METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING CROSS-LINKING IN A POLYMER - Methods and apparatus for detecting cross-linking in a polymer, wherein, in some exemplary implementations, the polymer may constitute an encapsulation layer for a photovoltaic module. In one example, a polymer sample is physically deformed, and sample information relating to a relaxation or a recovery of the polymer sample in response to the deformation is obtained. The sample information is then compared to reference information relating to cross-linking of the polymeric material so as to determine a degree of cross-linking in the tested polymer sample. In one aspect, such a determination of polymer cross-linking is achieved without adversely affecting a relevant functionality of the polymer/encapsulation layer (e.g., without destruction to the polymer/encapsulation layer).05-17-2012
20090107250APPARATUS AMD METHOD FOR MEASURING CHUCK ATTACHMENT FORCE - An apparatus and method for measuring a chuck attachment force are provided. The apparatus is capable of measuring loads applied to a measurement substrate, while the measurement substrate is detached from a chuck, and precisely calculating necessary force through a process of comparing and analyzing values of the measured loads. This may prevent errors in the application of attachment force during a semiconductor manufacturing process. In the semiconductor manufacturing process, when the substrate is detached from a chuck, the substrate may be prevented from being deformed or cracked.04-30-2009
20100180691SENSOR-ENABLED GEOSYNTHETIC MATERIAL AND METHOD OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME - The present invention is directed to a sensor-enabled geosynthetic material for use in geosynthetic structures, a method of making the sensor-enabled geosynthetic material, and a method of measuring geometric strains of a geosynthetic product made from the sensor-enabled geosynthetic material. The sensor-enabled geosynthetic material includes a polymeric material and an electrically conductive filler. The polymeric material and an electrically conductive filler are combined to provide a sensor-enabled geosynthetic material. The sensor-enabled geosynthetic material having a predetermined concentration of the electrically conductive filler so as to provide the sensor-enabled geosynthetic material with an electrical conductivity and a strain sensitivity within the percolation region or slightly above it.07-22-2010
20100024564CONNECTION STRENGTH TESTING DEVICE - A strength testing device for testing a connection strength between two articles when a connection interface therebetween located vertically and includes a blade member, a suspending member, and a handle. The suspending member includes a relay portion, a first connection portion and a second portion disposed at two opposite ends of the relay portion. The blade member includes a blade seating on one of the articles. A holder is formed on the second connection portion to hold a critical weight to break the two articles along the connection interface. A gravity line of the weight crosses with the blade.02-04-2010
20090056467Method and System for Evaluating Rod Breakout Based on Tong Pressure Data - A method for evaluating rod quality and wellbore dynamics includes receiving information about the rod size and tong type for a rod pulling operation. Expected breakout pressures can be determined based on the rod size and/or tong type and can be input into an evaluation system. Upper and lower limits for acceptable rod breakout pressures can be calculated based on the expected breakout pressure and/or rod size. Actual rod breakout pressures can be evaluated while pulling rods from a well and compared to the upper and lower limits. Rod breakout pressures below the lower limit or above the upper limit can generate an alarm notifying a rig operator to evaluate the condition of the rod to determine if the rod can be reused. The rod breakout pressures can be recorded as breakout pressure data for further evaluation, including determinations of improper rod make-up and poor well conditions.03-05-2009
20110314925DEFLECTION TESTING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR USING - An apparatus for testing the ability of a material or component to deflect comprises a table on which a component or workpiece made of the material is mounted. The workpiece is mounted using a suitable holding and supportive device. The supportive device includes a fulcrum on which the workpiece is partially supported. A loading device is used to apply a load to the workpiece. A computer or PLC in operable communication with the loading device is used to operate the apparatus and assess the ability of the material of the workpiece to deflect. A process used to assess the testing of a material comprises the steps of deflecting a workpiece of the material and measuring at least one of a force used to deflect the workpiece and a distance the workpiece is deflected.12-29-2011
20120060620DEVICE FOR AN AXIAL LOAD GAUGE - The invention relates to a device for investigating the statistical variability of an axial load gauge. The device is inserted into an axial load gauge and a load is gradually applied. At a preset load, a mechanism within the device controllably collapses and the applied load is safely transmitted through the structure of the device. A comparison of the load measured on the device load cell against that measured on the gauge load cell facilitates calculation of the repeatability and reproducibility of the axial load gauge. The test is non-destructible and highly repeatable; it permits comparison of load measurements made on different axial load gauge types and in different factories.03-15-2012
20120006125MECHANICAL STRENGTH TESTER - A mechanical strength tester includes a steel ball and a hollow cylinder including a supporting configuration. The diameter of the steel ball is less than the diameter of the cylinder. The supporting configuration is operable to support the steel ball on the top of the cylinder and release the steel ball to fall down in the cylinder under force of gravity.01-12-2012
20120006124METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS RELATING TO A SENSING DEVICE - Methods, devices, and systems relating to a sensing device are disclosed. A device may comprise a structure including a first surface and a second, opposite surface, wherein the structure comprises one or more segments. Further, the device may include a plurality of sensors disposed on the structure, wherein each segment of the one or more segments comprises a first sensor of the plurality of sensors coupled to the first surface and an associated second sensor of the plurality of sensors coupled to the second surface. Moreover, each sensor of the plurality of sensors may be configured to measure a strain exhibited on an adjacent surface of the structure at an associated segment of the one or more segments.01-12-2012
20110005328BI-AXIAL ELECTROMAGNETIC ACTUATOR - A biaxial electromagnetic actuator for a materials testing apparatus comprises a first electromagnetic actuator for imparting a linear force to an output shaft and a second, direct drive electromagnetic actuator for imparting a rotational force to the shaft. The shaft is mounted in two combination bearings which permit the shaft to move axially and rotationally. One of the bearings is located within a hollow cylindrical member which constitutes the armature of the direct drive actuator in order to provide a compact and symmetrical arrangement.01-13-2011
20100011873MATERIAL TESTING MACHINE - The present invention includes: a pair of columnar members 01-21-2010
20120073382METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TESTING THE STABILITY OF A POLE - The invention relates to a method for testing the stability of a mast standing on a substrate or of a similarly standing system. According to such a method for testing the stability of a standing system, the natural frequency of a mast to be examined is determined. By the aid of the natural frequency, a measure for the stability is determined computationally and/or numerically and evaluated on the basis of the determined measure for stability. A device is comprised of the means to be able to implement such a testing method in automatized manner.03-29-2012
20120227508Test apparatus for the mechanical testing of components and material samples - The invention relates to a test apparatus and a test method for the testing of samples by mechanical action upon the sample. The test apparatus comprises a sample region and a cylinder, which is movable in relation to the sample region, and at least two linear drives, each with a first drive part, which is fixed in place with respect to an end of the sample region, which faces it, and with a second drive part, which is movable in relation to the first drive part and is driven and which is fixed in place with respect to the cylinder. Advantageously, the movement axes of the linear drives run parallel to the longitudinal axis of the cylinder. In a preferred embodiment, a test set-up of the test apparatus has a rigid load frame.09-13-2012
20130174665SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ALIGNING A TEST ARTICLE WITH A LOAD - An apparatus for orienting a test article relative to a loading axis includes a first member and a second member. The first member may have a concave surface. The second member may have a convex surface configured to engage the concave surface in a manner such that the second member is movable relative to the first member. The test article may be coupled to one of the first and second members such that relative movement thereof facilitates general alignment of the test article with the axial loading axis. The leveling apparatus may further include a plurality of positioning devices configured to facilitate adjustment of an orientation of the second number relative to the first member such that the alignment of the test article may be adjusted.07-11-2013
20130145858APPARATUS FOR INTERFACING WITH A TEST SPECIMEN - The disclosure is directed at a system for applying a displacement, strain, stress or load to a test specimen. The system includes an interface manufactured from a deformable material which is connected to an actuator and to the test specimen. Application of a displacement by the actuator causes the test specimen to displace in multiple directions.06-13-2013
20130145859Test Fixture for Strip Samples - A test fixture for applying a prescribed displacement to a material includes a first and a second portion, a first and second adjustable pin, and an actuator. The first portion includes a first pin that engages the material at a first location on the material. A second pin engages the material at a second location on the material. A third pin engages the material at a third location on the material. The first adjustable pin holds the material against the second pin at the second location. The second adjustable pin holds the material against the third pin at the third location. The actuator is adapted to configure a relative position between the first pin and the second and third pins.06-13-2013
20120085177METHOD FOR TESTING LIFT EQUIPMENT - The method is for testing load equipment. A trolley is provided that has a housing with an upwardly sloping front segment and an upwardly sloping rear segment. Upwardly directed weights are stacked side-by-side on the front and rear segments so that the weights lean towards each other. The trolley is stopped by engaging the brake support against the ground so that the front segment is substantially parallel to the ground. Weights are added or removed from the trolley by downwardly inserting or upwardly pulling, respectively, the weights without removing any of the wheels. The trolley is connected to lifting equipment. The lifting equipment lifts the trolley from the ground.04-12-2012

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