Triaxial Low-Load Testing Machine

Triaxial test with torsion on tubular biomaterials 

This triaxial low-load testing machine allows for the application of axial force (tensile), internal pressure (inflation) and a rotational movement (torsion) on cardiovascular tissue. The tissues to be tested are placed in a medium bath containing a physiological and temperature-conditioned saline solution.

Triaxial strain, inflation, and torsion testing machine

Key Advantages and Features

  • Low-load testing machines for the mechanical characterization of biological tissues such as cardiovascular tissues, arteries, the esophagus and trachea
  • Loading the specimen with axial force (tension), internal pressure (inflation), and rotational movement (torsion)
  • Tissue specimens submerged in a physiological solution
  • Optical measuring systems enable exact measurement without influencing the specimen
  • Non-contact videoXtens measures the axial strain and change in width simultaneously
  • Non-contact laserxtens for measuring torque

Technical Overview

Type

Tensile, inflation, and torsion testing machine

Max. testing capacity, Fmax

20

N

Test area

Test area height

900

mm

Test area width

256

mm

Test area depth

unlimited

Test speed, max.

200

mm/min

Weight

20

kg

Product Information Available for Download

Messphysik supplies biaxial and triaxial testing machines to KU Leuven, Belgium

FIBEr is the Flanders Institute for Biomechanical Experimentation at KU Leuven, Belgium. When it comes to research, KU Leuven ranks among the best universities in Europe. FIBEr is an institute for experimental characterization of biological tissues and aims at performing experiments that mimic in vivo conditions as closely as possible, and according to the highest academic standards.
KU Leuven
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