Flexural Testing

Flexural testing is a common materials test. It involves a very wide range of forces and has broad applications in multiple industries. Typical specimens are flat, rectangular bars with defined geometries. Examples include metals, composites, rock, concrete and plastics. Specimens are supported on each end while a load is applied to its middle. These tests generate important data about flexural strength, performance, durability and service life.

MTS has more than 40 years of experience in material testing, and brings unmatched expertise in flexural test applications. We provide a wide variety of load frames, as well as standard and custom bend fixtures to accommodate specimen geometries. Our complete solutions also include digital controllers and user-friendly software. Specific offerings for flex/bend testing include:

Tabletop and floor-standing electromechanical load frames for a range of force 
Highly stiff, ergonomic and easy-to-maintain servohydraulic load frames
Digital controllers with high channel density, high capacity and superior configurability
Powerful yet easy-to-use software that streamline test design and modification
Bend fixtures in three-point or four-point configurations
Insight, Universal Test System, Monotonic, Test, Tension, Compression, Flex, Bend, Load Frame, Electromechanical

Universal Test Systems

The MTS Criterion® and MTS Exceed® families combine high-performance electromechanical and static-hydraulic load frame technology, easy-to-use MTS TestSuite™ TW software, and a full complement of test accessories to address a full spectrum of monotonic testing demands.

Testworks; software; monotonic; universal test system; static, tenion; compression; flex; bend; multicycle

MTS TestSuite™ TW Software

Versatile testing software that can be used across your lab on your electromechanical, static-hydraulic and servohydraulic test systems.