Last week, Taina Vuoristo at SwereaKimab arranged a seminar about mechanical testing at high temperature in Stockholm. I gave a talk and shared our way of testing and also got to listen to interesting presentations about other kinds of testing set-ups. Gunnar Leijon from SwereaKimab also works with testing in reactive environments and showed some of their approaches.
A conclusion from the day is that one of the trickiest parts is to measure the correct temperature on the test specimen. Henrik Östling (SwereaKimab) has done extensive work in measuring the temperature on different positions in a test specimen. Hans Wenegård from Pentronic gave a talk about different methods and when to use them. There is some nice material about this on their homepage: http://www.pentronic.se/home/temperature-sensors/theory-of-sensors.aspx