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Creep Tests and Study of Processes Occurring upon Creep Deformation of Materials. The research infrastructure of the Institute provides a unique capacity of almost 40 creep devices suitable for identification of creep characteristics, such as the time until rupture, creep rate or overall creep elongation. Both tension and compression experiments are possible, under controlled load and stress, within the temperature range from 20°C to 1,000°C (commonly). The two most recently installed devices enable carrying out experiments at the temperature up to 1,400°C, either in vacuum or in protective (modified) atmosphere. There are also devices for the small punch test available.

Creep machines for helikoid spring specimens (high sensitivity, low stresses)

Contact: RNDr. Luboš Kloc, CSc.
Two machines for creep experiments with high strain sensitivity at low stresses.

SATEC creep machines

Contact: Ing. Jiří Dvořák, Ph.D.
Eight creep machines for conventional tests of metallic materials up to 1000°C in air.

Creep machines - our own design

Contact: Ing. Petr Dymáček, Ph.D.
35 creep machines of our own construction allowing tests up to 950°C and various loading modes.

In all tests - possibility of protective atmosphere: purified dry argon, hydrogen, nitrogen.

Creep machine for helicoid spring specimens

Contact: RNDr. Luboš Kloc, CSc.
Two creep machines for high strain sensitivity tests at medium stresses.

Creep test system Zwick/Roell - Messphysik KAPPA LA spring 20kN with furnace MAYTEC up to 1400°C

Contact: Ing. Petr Dymáček, Ph.D.
Creep test system Zwick/Roell - Messphysik KAPPA LA spring 20kN, with furnace MAYTEC up to 1400 °C, testing in Ar protective atmosphere or vacuum.

Creep test system Zwick/Roell - Messphysik KAPPA LA spring 50kN, with furnace MAYTEC up to 1200 °C

Contact: Ing. Petr Dymáček, Ph.D.
Creep test system Zwick/Roell - Messphysik KAPPA LA spring 50kN, with furnace MAYTEC up to 1200 °C, testing in air and Ar protective atmosphere

Creep machine for torsion tests

Contact: RNDr. Luboš Kloc, CSc.
Creep machine for torsion tests with high strain sensitivity at low stresses.

Portable Calibration Furnace ISOTECH Pegasus

Contact: Ing. Jaromír Bernovský
Furnace for thermocouple calibration