Material Analysis Testing is used to identify the basic properties of materials. Determining strengths and weaknesses of a material aids in more effective and functional design and production of materials. Some basic material analyses include tensile and compression.
Tensile Testing: Tensile testing determines a product’s resistance to being pulled apart. Outward force is applied at each end of the material to generate tension.
Compression: Compression testing determines a product’s integrity when subjected to compacting. Inward force is applied at two points of the material to create compression.
Tensile and compression testing are also referred to as Pull/Push testing.
Common Materials Tests:
- MIL STD 202
- MIL STD 810
- ASTM F88
- ASTM D638
- ASTM D882
- ASTM D412
- and more!