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High speed deformation simulator GleebleŽ3800

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Contact details

Hofman, Hans
Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE), Materials Science and Engineering
Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD Delft
Tel : +31 (0)15 27 82197
E-mail : J.M.Hofman@tudelft.nl
Website : Not available

General Information


High speed deformation simulator GleebleŽ3800


Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Room 3B-0-32, Mekelweg 2, Delft (building #34)

Key words:

Plane strain compression., Uni-axial compression, recovery and recrystallisation, Mechanical testing

Main application:

Small scale simulation of metal solidification, forming, heat-treatment , and bonding processes. Physical and mechanical characterisation of metals.

Instrument specification

Displacement rate:
Up to 2000mm/s (depending on load)

Maximum stroke:
250mm (+/- 0.025mm) (depending on sample length)

Maximum load:
In tension 100kN, in compression 200kN. 4 different ranges load cells.

Heating rate:
Up to 10.000°C/sec (for welding simulations, depending on sample size) Steady state equilibrium temperatures within +/- 1°C

Cooling rate:
Up to 250°C/sec (depending on material and sample size, quench media)

Maximum sample rate:

Atmospheric conditions:
Rough/high vacuum, all kinds of protective gasses

Sample sizes and shapes:
Round, hollow, and square shapes, maximum cross-section area 125mm2, maximum length 250mm

Measured parameters:
Displacement, dilatation, temperature (3 couples of any kind + 1 infrared pyrometer) , force

Other devices:
Hot zone LVDT, Dilatometer LVDT, thermal couple spot welder

Digitally controlled force or displacement system.