Starting up the rig after failure

A few weeks ago the testing in our corrosion-fatigue rig did not go well. The machine somehow went into position control instead of load control, which resulted in the stroke moving upwards. This put a lot of load on the test specimen and the chamber, which then both broke.  We had to repair the induction coil. … Continue reading “Starting up the rig after failure”

Sometimes it goes wrong

Research is not always going perfect. Especially not today. This is what happens when you and the computer speak different languages. An exploding furnace can easily result in damage of the induction coil, which is the reason for the leakage of cooling water. We decided to color this water pink, so it is easy to … Continue reading “Sometimes it goes wrong”

Induction heating system

To be able to use the laser extensometer, the heating source must allow the laser to reach the test specimen. This rules out the usage of a radiation furnace since the slit that is needed for the extensometer will not give us a gas-thight chamber. Instead, we are using an induction system (5kW) with an induction … Continue reading “Induction heating system”