Join Element at booth R12 at SAMPE 2023, from April 18-19 at the Seattle Convention Center Summit in Seattle, WA. Experience a seamless production process thanks to your confidence in accurate testing data for advanced materials.
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SAMPE is North America's premier advanced materials and process engineering conference and exhibition. Engage with buyers, manufacturers and suppliers from the aerospace, automotive, marine, energy and other industries. More details about the event here.
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Element offers comprehensive services for mechanical testing of composite materials.
Composite Fatigue Testing
Whether testing to a specific standard or developing a custom program, Element’s experts are ready to assist with your composite fatigue testing needs.
Composite Sandwich Panel Test Methods
Element provides a variety of mechanical testing methods to evaluate the properties of composite sandwich structures, including flatwise tensile, core and plate shear, bending, and compression.
Composite Damage Tolerance Testing
Element offers a variety of test methods that provide manufacturers with more insight into their composite materials’ damage tolerance and resistance.
Open Hole Compression & Tensile Testing
Element’s composite testing experts perform open hole compression and open hole tensile testing to provide critical data points for your material and to ensure it is fit for purpose.
Shear Testing of Composites
Our composite testing experts provide shear testing methods including interlaminar, in-plane, and v-notch to measure the shear properties of your material.
Understanding Composite Compression Test Methods
While there is no set standard for testing the compressive strength of composites, our experts can help you select the test methods that will generate the required result.
Ceramic Matrix Composite Testing
Find out how Element applies its unique combination of experience and the financial investments we have made so far, to develop leading edge and repeatable testing protocols for CMCs in the Aerospace sector.
Tensile Testing of Composites
ASTM D3039 determines the ultimate tensile strength, ultimate tensile strain, tensile chord modulus of elasticity, Poisson’s ratio and transition strain of Polymer Matrix Composites (PMCs).
5 Considerations for ASTM D3039
Before embarking on a testing program using the ASTM D3039 testing standard, there are a few considerations to make, including the type of material, panel thickness, specimen machining and tabbing, and proper test controls.