compression test

compression test

[kəm′presh·ən ‚test]
(engineering)
A test to determine compression strength, usually applied to materials of high compression but low tensile strength, in which the specimen is subjected to increasing compressive forces until failure occurs.
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compression test

On a specimen of mortar or concrete, a test to determine its compressive strength; in the US, unless otherwise specified, mortar test specimens are 2-in. cubes, and concrete test specimens are cylinders 6 in. in diameter and 12 in. high.
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compression test

A maintenance test performed on a reciprocating engine to confirm the ability of the cylinders to hold the designed air pressure. A cylinder will fail a compression test if there is excessive leakage past the rings or any leak from inlet or exhaust valves.
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The uniaxial compression test on individual particles uses a displacement controlled electromechanical loading frame (figure 3).
The unconfined compression test is also one of them.
For analyzing and comparing their applicability with cement, calcium carbonate + cement specimens were produced to analyze their strength through the uniaxial compression test after curing them for 3 days, 7 days, 14 days, 21 days, and 28 days.
The reference state or maximum bulk density is the highest density that can be reached when applying a static stress of 200 kPa on the uniaxial compression test using disturbed soil samples, as defined by Hakansson (1990), who stated that the stress of 200 kPa was selected since only some soils were subjected to stresses above this value by farm traffic.
Abstract: Mechanical properties of neat poly-ether-etherketone (PEEK), reinforced PEEK with 30 (wt%) carbon fibres (PEEK CF 30) and filled PEEK with 15.8 (wt%) carbon nanotubes (PEEK Nano) were investigated at compression test for differing strain-rates.
Numerical simulation of the compacting of particles for the biaxial compression test using the discrete element method is presented.
In the generalized DSGZ model for a uniaxial compression test, the compressive stress [[sigma].sub.c] can be written in the form
A diagnostic check-up of vehicle electrical system coupled with an engine compression test that is administered with diagnostic tools that indicate the engine's condition ensuring that trucks are performing at their best.
Also, the Compression Test under Normal Proctor energy was performed following the technical standard NBR 7182 (Associagao Brasileira de Normas Tecnicas [ABNT], 1986), for mixtures with different contents of iron ore tailings, obtaining the optimum compaction parameters that were used in the CBR (California Bearing Ratio) tests.
They determined the firmness of the cheese using a uniaxial compression test. They evaluated the cheeses after 2, 5 and 7 months of production.
Ciancio and Gibbings [11] measured the compressive strength of cement-stabilized rammed earth by simple compression test of the specimen with slenderness ratio equal to 2.
Misra, "Macro and meso analysis of jointed rock mass triaxial compression test by using equivalent rock mass (ERM) technique," Journal of Central South University, vol.