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Measurement of Constitutive Properties of a Powder Specimen Subject to Compressive Axial and Radial Loading, Using Eddy Current Sensing

Abstract: 

A method and system for measuring constitutive properties, such as radial strain, on a specimen of power or other granular material while the specimen is subject to compressive axial and radial loading. The specimen fills a pliable sleeve that has a conductive band around its circumference. An eddy current coil is placed around the sleeve, and used to provide a response signal that indicates the diameter of the sleeve, which in turn indicates radial strain.

Patent Number: 
7,469,596
Date Of Issue: 
12/30/2008
Inventors: 

Alexander Beltran Bernardo; Gary Lane Burkhardt; Arthur Edwin Nicholls; Walter Mac Gray