Compression testing is a very common testing method that is used to establish the compressive force or crush resistance of a material . Compression tests are used to determine the material behavior under a load. The maximum stress a material can sustain over a period under a load (constant or progressive) is determined.
Compression testing is often done to a break (rupture) or to a limit. When the test is performed to a break, break detection can be defined depending on the type of material being tested. When the test is performed to a limit, either a load limit or deflection limit is used.
Common compression testing results are:
– Load at Rupture
– Deflection at Rupture
– Work at Rupture
– Maximum Load
– Deflection at Maximum Load
– Work at Maximum Load
– Chord Slope
– Offset Yield
We supply materials testing machines for compression testing.
Please contact us to see how we can help you with a compression testing solution that suits your needs.
Our company, TensoMax, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and services universal testing machines including software, grips, fixtures and other accessories used to evaluate the mechanical properties of products, materials and components. Our tensile/universal testing machine are used in research and development, and quality control (QC) applications to test the strength, elasticity, durability and properties of materials including final products, packaging, metals, adhesives, plastics, wood, textiles, composites, ceramics and rubber.
Typical measurements include which can be done by our testing machines: • Fracturability / Brittleness • Compressive Strength / Hardness / Firmness • Rupture Force • Toughness • Elongation • Stress Relaxation behaviour • Yield Strength • Breaking Strength • Stickiness / Adhesiveness • Coefficient of Sliding Friction • Actuation Force • Tensile Strength • Peel Strength • Crush Resistance • Puncture/Burst strength • Abrasion • Seal Strength •