2021 journal article

Non-contact temperature control and stereo digital image correlation for high-temperature testing of miniature tubular specimens


By: F. Rahman n, G. Ngaile n & T. Hassan n

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
MeSH headings : Hot Temperature; Temperature
Source: Web Of Science
Added: November 23, 2021

Component failures very often occur due to high temperature and multiaxial stress states arising at critical component locations. To imitate such loading conditions, a multiaxial miniature testing system (MMTS) with axial, torsional, and internal pressurization capabilities for high-temperature testing of miniature tubular specimens has been developed. Among many challenges of developing the MMTS, uniform heating, temperature measurement and control, and surface strain measurement on a miniature tubular specimen at high temperatures have significant difficulties. This paper addresses two significant challenges: first, the development of a non-contact temperature control system using infrared thermography to uniformly heat a miniature specimen of 1 mm outer diameter (OD), and second, the development of a stereo digital image correlation (stereo-DIC) setup for strain measurement on the miniature specimen subjected to high temperature. The developed control system maintains the test temperature through a closed feedback loop and employs a fail-safe mechanism to protect the MMTS load frame components against unanticipated temperature rises. The thermocouple wire-size effect on the measured temperature was examined for three different wire sizes: 0.05, 0.25, and 0.5 mm for accurate emissivity determination required for infrared thermography. Emissivities of the specimen surface at different high temperatures were experimentally determined. Inherent error analysis of the developed high-temperature stereo-DIC setup showed acceptable strain measurement uncertainty. The effectiveness of the developed non-contact temperature control system and high-temperature stereo-DIC setup has been verified by performing tensile testing of a 1 mm OD specimen at 500 °C.