Compression testing is a mechanical testing technique used to determine the behavior of a material under compressive forces. The purpose of the test is to determine the compressive strength, Load vs Deflection, Drifting, Flattening or Crushing test for tubes, compressive modulus, breaking load of parts and other mechanical properties of the material.
The test involves placing a standardized specimen of the material into a testing machine and gradually applying a compressive load to the specimen until it fails. During the test, the machine measures the load applied and the corresponding deformation of the specimen. These measurements are used to create a stress-strain curve that shows how the material responds to the applied load.
The test provides important information about the material's behavior under compression, which can be used to evaluate its suitability for various applications. It is commonly used in industries such as aerospace, automotive, construction, and materials science to assess the performance of materials and to develop new materials with improved properties.
Compression testing can also be used to test the stability and durability of products and structures under compressive loads. Examples of products and structures that can be tested using compression testing include concrete blocks, pillars, and beams, as well as packaging materials and consumer goods such as furniture and appliances.