Development and Implement of a New Shear Creep Apparatus
The conventional shear creep apparatus uses lever to amplify the load, which has a serious limitations in practical use. First, the round and small shearing box can easily form an obvious stress concentration in the margin area. In addition, tilting of the lever can give an unreal vertical load in loading process. Aiming to solve the shortages of conventional apparatus, a new type of shear creep apparatus is introduced in this paper, whose loading system apply the pulley block, and shear box is changed from the round with the area of 30cm2 into the present square one with 10×10cm2. The new shear creep apparatus has more advantage compared with the conventional, and is more satisfactory to the need of test.
X. Y. Lin and T. L. Li, "Development and Implement of a New Shear Creep Apparatus", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 90-93, pp. 1351-1354, 2011