The Performance Characteristics of Low Temperature Tension Testing Apparatus and Its Application in Industry

  • E. T. Wessel
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 2)


The usefulness of low temperature mechanical testing in helping to solve various problems related to the strength and ductility of metals has been generally recognized in the academic fields and by those actually engaged in cryogenic engineering. However, its usefulness is relatively unknown in the general field of engineering, A summary of low temperature mechanical property investigations being conducted at the Westinghouse Research Laboratories is presented to illustrate the general usefulness of this type of work. In addition, this paper is intended to report on the service performance characteristics of low temperature testing apparatus which was proposed at the 1954 Cryogenic Engineering Conference.


Brittle Fracture Temperature Control System Weld Journal Refrigerant Flow Cryogenic Engineering 
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© Plenum Press, Inc., New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. T. Wessel
    • 1
  1. 1.Westinghouse Electric CorporationPittsburghUSA

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