A new miniature mechanical testing procedure: Application to intermetallics

Kazuhiko Isshiki, Zenji Horita, Takayoshi Fujinami, Takeshi Sano, Minoru Nemoto, Yan Ma, Terence G. Langdon

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A new miniature double-shear testing procedure is introduced for the testing of semibrittle materials such as intermetallics. Detailed experiments on samples of pure Al and an Al-5 pet Mg solid solution alloy confirm that the miniature configuration provides consistent and reliable results when using either a circular or a square cross section. In addition, it is demonstrated that the data obtained using miniature specimens are consistent with results from conventional large double-shear specimens and from specimens tested under tensile conditions. The miniature testing technique is used to provide preliminary mechanical data on a Ni-45 pet Al-5 pet Fe intermetallic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2577-2582
Number of pages6
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys

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