Creep Test Systems
Four 10 kip capacity dead weight load type creep machines are available for conducting creep deformation and rupture tests as well as creep crack growth tests. One of these machines is also equipped with a cyclic module to conduct tests at very low frequencies (on the order of one cycle per day). The facility can be used to conduct creep crack growth, creep-fatigue crack growth and creep deformation and rupture tests on a variety of materials. Tests can be routinely conducted at temperatures up to 1100°C. One furnace with 1650°C temperature capability is also available.
In addition, two unique compression creep machines with 6 kip capacity are available.