An extensometer has to fulfill many user requirements from the fulfillment of standard requirements up to highest flexibility and automatism. This presentation provides an overview of selection criteria, and shows how you can profit from different extensometer types.
It also introduces in the latest developments in metal, plastic and composite testing. For example the brand new videoXtens T-160 HP: It enables an r-value determination over the complete gauge length after the new ISO 10113:2020. High accuracy, a reliable identification of error sources and an automatic identification and classification of fracture position make it unique. It is worth being curious!