Apparatus for Tensile Testing in the Temperature Range of 4.2° to 300°K

  • E. T. Wessel
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 1)


Low temperature research is making an important contribution to the understanding of the fundamentals of the flow and fracture properties of metals in that the knowledge obtained in this temperature range provides clues to the behavior of metals at all operating temperatures. One aspect currently receiving considerable attention is the transition from ductile to brittle behavior. In order to facilitate such work; it is first necessary to develop apparatus with which low temperature mechanical testing can be performed.


Liquid Helium Test Chamber Solenoid Valve Refrigerant Storage Needle Valve 


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© Plenum Press, Inc., New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. T. Wessel
    • 1
  1. 1.Westinghouse Research LaboratoriesEast PittsburghUSA

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