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Mechanical Lab: Compression Test
The compressive strength is obtained by means of a compressive test (ASTM E9).
A cylinder specimen is fabricated. Utilizing the same equipment for a tensile test, a uniaxial compression load is applied as shown by the arrows. Instead of stretching, the specimen is shortened and spreads laterally. A stress–strain curve can be plotted.
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