Dr. Ronald Frishmuth, P.E.
P.O. Box 1624
Boerne, TX 78006
Phone: (281) 770-3598
FAX: (210) 549-2541
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| Specialized Test
Dr. Frishmuth has been involved
with material and component testing many times during his career. These
two figures show two systems for which he had design responsibility.
The system shown to the left was designed to load a tubular specimen in
direct tension while being pressurized with fluid and gas containing H2S.
The system was movable so that it could be placed in a containment
vessel for environmental protection when the test specimen failed.
The system shown to the right
was designed to tension test materials in a pure hydrogen gas
environment. The tension test fixture is shown at the bottom of the
photo. This portion of the assembly fits into an autoclave (not shown).
The top flange of the autoclave is just above the tension fixture. The
large assembly on top of the flange contain the top load frame
apparatus and drive motor as well as all the vessel feed through
fittings for test instrumentation. This system required unique design
for a furnace (for high temperature testing in the hydrogen) and
extensometry for use in this environment.