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Mechanical Testing for the Biomechanics EngineerFixture Design and Applications

Mechanical Testing for the Biomechanics Engineer: Fixture Design and Applications CHAPTER 5 5.1 TEST FIXTURES 5.1.1 DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS In fixture fabrication the goal is to develop a means to “hold” the specimen/object being tested during the running of the mechanical test. Although sound mechanics are at the heart of fixture design there are many ways to accomplish the same objective. This is where the creativity (and fun) comes into play. Biomechanics laboratories will have fixtures that are specific to the testing needs of that group. While there are commercial fixtures available many laboratories have fixtures fabricated in- house or in a local machine shop. As such, fixtures will vary in appearance. Here we discuss some of the basics of fixture development and illustrate a variety of fixtures that have been fabricated and used in biomechanical testing. It should be prefaced that there are many ways that a fixture may be designed and an exhaustive account of all of these will not be provided. Fixtures for conducting tension, compression, bending, torsion and shear will be discussed. In general, when designing a fixture you need to consider several factors including: • What is the purpose of the fixture? • What is the scale of the object being tested? • What physical http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Mechanical Testing for the Biomechanics EngineerFixture Design and Applications

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2015
ISBN
978-3-031-00534-3
Pages
111 –162
DOI
10.1007/978-3-031-01662-2_5
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Abstract

CHAPTER 5 5.1 TEST FIXTURES 5.1.1 DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS In fixture fabrication the goal is to develop a means to “hold” the specimen/object being tested during the running of the mechanical test. Although sound mechanics are at the heart of fixture design there are many ways to accomplish the same objective. This is where the creativity (and fun) comes into play. Biomechanics laboratories will have fixtures that are specific to the testing needs of that group. While there are commercial fixtures available many laboratories have fixtures fabricated in- house or in a local machine shop. As such, fixtures will vary in appearance. Here we discuss some of the basics of fixture development and illustrate a variety of fixtures that have been fabricated and used in biomechanical testing. It should be prefaced that there are many ways that a fixture may be designed and an exhaustive account of all of these will not be provided. Fixtures for conducting tension, compression, bending, torsion and shear will be discussed. In general, when designing a fixture you need to consider several factors including: • What is the purpose of the fixture? • What is the scale of the object being tested? • What physical

Published: Jan 1, 2015

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