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1 December 1991 Reducing errors in bending tests of ceramic materials
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The present paper describes a four-point bending fixture which has been designed for testing ceramic materials and the experimental procedures developed to obtain full-field representation of the out-of-plane displacements on the specimen surface under traction. The testing procedure, which can be extended to three-point bending tests, enables the errors due to a possible misalignment of the applied load to be detected and eliminated. The possibility of determining the elastic constants of the material from the displacements measured is also discussed.
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Franco M. Furgiuele, Antonio Lamberti, and Leonard Pagnotta "Reducing errors in bending tests of ceramic materials", Proc. SPIE 1554, Second International Conference on Photomechanics and Speckle Metrology, (1 December 1991);

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