Stress strain test
This test determines a stranded conductor’s or wire’s performance in terms of tensile strength and elongation when exposed to increased tensions levels. It establishes the short-term strain when applying a step wise increase of the tension. Based on the outcome of the test, the E-modulus of the conductor is defined. The results can be used for simulations in software such as PLS-CADD.
Apart from being typically carried out on stranded conductors, this test is suited for a variety of wires and cables., including catenary wires and messenger wires. Our lab is accredited for all standards including the common standards such as EN50182 and IEC61089.