Tensile testing of materials at high temperatures above 1700°C with in situ synchrotron X-ray micro-tomography

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Author(s)

  • Abdel Haboub
  • Hrishikesh A. Bale
  • James R. Nasiatka
  • Brian N. Cox
  • David B. Marshall
  • Alastair A. Macdowell

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number083702
Journal / PublicationReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume85
Issue number8
Online published14 Aug 2014
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

A compact ultrahigh temperature tensile testing instrument has been designed and fabricated for in situ x-ray micro-tomography using synchrotron radiation at the Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. It allows for real time x-ray micro-tomographic imaging of test materials under mechanical load at temperatures up to 2300°C in controlled environments (vacuum or controlled gas flow). Sample heating is by six infrared halogen lamps with ellipsoidal reflectors arranged in a confocal configuration, which generates an approximately spherical zone of high heat flux approximately 5 mm in diameter. Samples are held between grips connected to a motorized stage that loads the samples in tension or compression with forces up to 2.2 kN. The heating chamber and loading system are water-cooled for thermal stability. The entire instrument is mounted on a rotation stage that allows stepwise recording of radiographs over an angular range of 180°. A thin circumferential (360°) aluminum window in the wall of the heating chamber allows the x-rays to pass through the chamber and the sample over the full angular range. The performance of the instrument has been demonstrated by characterizing the evolution of 3D damage mechanisms in ceramic composite materials under tensile loading at 1750°C.

Citation Format(s)

Tensile testing of materials at high temperatures above 1700°C with in situ synchrotron X-ray micro-tomography. / Haboub, Abdel; Bale, Hrishikesh A.; Nasiatka, James R.; Cox, Brian N.; Marshall, David B.; Ritchie, Robert O.; Macdowell, Alastair A.

In: Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 85, No. 8, 083702, 08.2014.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review