The Mechanical Properties Testing Program at the NBS-AEC Cryogenic Engineering Laboratory

  • R. H. Kropschot
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 1)


Proper design of cryogenic equipment of any type is contingent on the availability of low temperature mechanical properties data. Due to the urgent need for such data at the Cryogenic Engineering Laboratory, the work has been limited to those materials known to have good low temperature properties; specifically, the face centered cubic metals and alloys such as the austenitic stainless steels, nickel alloys, copper and some aluminum alloys. The types of mechanical tests include tension, impact, fatigue and hardness at temperatures down to 20° K.


Austenitic Stainless Steel Percent Elongation Fatigue Testing Machine Shaft Seal Rubber Shaft 
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  1. 1.
    R. H. Kropschot, C. R. Parkerson, J. O’Donel and M. G. Crum, Low Temperature Tensile Testing Equipment and Results (300° — 20°K), Technical Memorandum 21, NBS-AEC Cryogenic Engineering Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. Kropschot
    • 1
  1. 1.CEL National Bureau of StandardsBoulderUSA

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