Derive typical modulus, yield and ultimate strength of a variety of materials as a function displacement or strain rates.
Characterize material fracture properties and crack growth behavior in standard 3 or 4 point bend geometries.
Perform tests on specimens that exhibit mechanical changes under constant loads or strain.
Tests to describe strength and shear properties, and torsional modulus, of materials and components.
Perform tests to understand deformation under the influence of stresses.
Measure shear properties, or use shear to estimate other material properties not normally attainable.
Use pressure to estimate cyclic radial distension of tubular components such as stent technology or biological vascular specimens.