Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Keywords : Tensile test AA6163-T6

Design, Fabrication, and Testing of an Electromechanical High-Temperature Tensile Test Machine

Taif Y. Ghadhban; Hussain J.M Al-ALkawi; Ahmed H. Reja

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2021, Volume 39, Issue 4A, Pages 614-624
DOI: 10.30684/etj.v39i4A.1911

The following paper presents a developed design and manufacturing of a servo-driven Electromechanical high-temperature tensile machine with an integrated environmental chamber. The maximum load capacity is set to be 20 kn with the possibility of future upgrades. The machine is automated by a computerized system that controls the entire operation of the designed machine. It is designed to be capable for testing a variety of materials at various temperatures ranging from room temperature up to 500℃. The machine was fully controlled using automated software to control the entire operation and to provide users with a certified test report. The main component is a high-quality aluminum frame that hosts the entire setup, like a furnace, and a universal type gripping mechanism. The structure is monitored by precise measurement instrumentation and a dependable data acquisition system. The machine was validated by testing AA6063-T6 to evaluate the sophistication of the machine's functionality. The results then compared to an international standard, provided close results with a low percentage error of about 4.5% compared to international standard readings.