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Brazilian Tensile Testing

Brazilian Tensile Testing



  • Tensile strength is a strength parameter crucial for failure behavior characterization for a sample failure in tension. It is also essential for fracture design.
  • Brazilian Tensile Strength test provides an indirect measure of tensile strength via loading disc-shaped sample between two custom-designed metal platens and subsequently splitting the disc via loading.
  • External LVDTs mounted along with platens permit custom loading strategy, for example, loading at specified rate.
  • The tensile strength can be correlated with other strength properties such as unconfined compressive strength (UCS) and fracture toughness (KIC).


Recommended Sample Dimensions:


  • Diameter: 1” Length: 0.5”
  • Diameter:1.5” Length:0.75”
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