SCM4000 Software for Dynamic and Fatigue Materials Testing
SCM4000 is a user-friendly software for all controller set up functions: configuration, direct machine control, test and methods configuration, acquisition, graphical display, user access, reports configuration, etc.
The SCM4000 software is intended for controlling the machine and mainly conducting different type of tests: simple static test tension compression, flexural testing; high cycle and low cycle fatigue teststing; fracture toughness, fatigue crack growth and run user defined waveform.
The software is a Microsoft Windows based package for testing of uni-axially loaded materials, in accordance with a wide range of different standards.
The software is supported by an extensive HTML help with on-line documentation of the various features of the system.
Waveforms generally employed are constant amplitude sine, triangular and trapezoidal. There is the option to generate any other user-defined wave form, e.g single ramp for tensile test.
It is possible to conduct incremental step tests using blocks of cycles with increasing and/or decreasing cyclic amplitude. Hold time experiments are possible with hold in peak tension and/or compression strain for strain controlled creep-fatigue test but for the sequential loading conditions in one cycle such as strain cycling in fatigue region and hold time introduction at a constant stress level (stress control) are also possible to simulate the real LCF and creep interaction.
Provision exists for termination of a test upon specimen breakage or fall in the peak tensile stress below a value that can be specified during the progress of a test. There is provision for saving the test formats and user-defined test screens in a test configuration file for future use.