Tensile test

The BWI has several testing machines with a range up to 2500 kN. Different standards tensile tests can be tested according to the applicable test standard at low-, elevated- or room temperature. Furthermore, it is also possible to perform special tensile and/or compression tests on non-standardized products and a test set-up as specified by the customer.

In order to verify the (required) mechanical properties of a material, a tensile test can be performed. The test specimen will be subjected to a slowly increasing tensile force until fracture occurs.

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After completion of the test, it is possible to determine various mechanical properties of the material, like:

Tensile tests on base material

  • Elongation after fracture, A (%)
  • Reduction of area, Z (%)
  • Tensile strength, Rm (MPa)
  • Yield or proof strength, Re and Rp (MPa)
  • Modulus of elasticity, E (GPa) 

Tensile tests on welded joints

  • Tensile strength, Rm (MPa)
  • Fracture location
    • Base material
    • Welded material
    • Heat Affected Zone (HAZ)
  • Material characterization and verification
  • Welding procedure qualification (e.g. according to EN ISO 15614)
  • Characterization of the mechanical properties at low- or elevated temperature (-196°C up to 1000°C)
Test standards
  • EN ISO 6892-1: Tensile testing at room temperature
  • EN ISO 6892-2: Tensile testing at elevated temperature
  • EN ISO 6892-3: Tensile testing at low temperature
  • EN ISO 5178: Longitudinal tensile test on weld metal in fusion welded joints
  • EN ISO 4136: Transverse tensile test of welded joints
  • EN ISO 10164: Determination of the through tickness properties (Z-quality)

If testing has to be performed according to any other test standard (e.g. ASME, AWS, ASTM,...) listed above, please do not hesitate to contact us!

  • ASTM A370
  • ASTM E8
  • ASTM E119
  • ASTM F606
  • ANSI/AWS B4.0
  • ...

  • Tensile test of the heat affected zone using a strain gauge for measuring the strain
  • Tensile test with an extension meter (clip) mounted on the test specimen
  • Trekproef bij verhoogde temperatuur