Description of Torsion of Rods and Tubes
The Torsion of Rods and Tubes comprises of a torsion head at one end and a fixed tailstock at the other, between which are held a variety of torsion specimens in three (3) jaw chucks. Fine rotational movement, in each direction, of each chuck allows accurate alignment of the Torsion of Rods and Tubes specimens. Each torsion specimen has profiled ends to match the clamping pattern of the chucks.
The Torsion of Rods and Tubes is mounted onto a bearing shaft, which is rotated using a thumb wheel and fine worm/wheel gearing mechanism integral to the torsion head. The thumb wheel and gearing applies known torque to the torsion specimen, whilst an integral load cell records the torque force being applied. An angular position sensor is also mounted at the torsion head end to monitor the angular ‘twist’ of the torsion specimens. The signals from the load cell and angular position sensor is fed directly into the Interface
Experimental Capabilities of Torsion of Rods and Tubes
Specification of Torsion of Rods and Tubes