Grip for fatigue testing pure aluminium Academic Article uri icon


  • A simple method of clamping pure aluminium for fatigue tests at cryogenic temperatures is described. Easily machined cylindrical specimens are aligned and held firmly by collet grips that counteract sample shrinkage during cooldown. Specimens are quickly mounted and removed after testing without distortion or thermal treatment 99.999% aluminium, aluminium alloys and copper were gripped successfully through tens of thousands of fully reversed tension-compression cycles at 295, 77 and 4.2 K. © 1985.

author list (cited authors)

  • Lehmann, P., Yuan, G. S., & Hartwig, K. T.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • March 1985