Biaxial Membrane Testing

Biaxial Testing Machine for Membrane Stresses

Biaxial Testing Machine for Membrane Stresses

Manufacturer: custom-made product by the companies Schneider and Koch

Technical data / description:

  • 12 axes with spindle drives for radial and azimuth displacements
  • 24 pulse motors
  • 12 load cells as used in weighing machines (50 N)
  • Electronic rack
  • Mounting plate and a bath for saline to keep the specimens moistured


  • Two-dimensional tests with anisotropic specimens
  • Biomechanical applications (measurement of the anisotropy of human skin)
  • In general: recording the visco-elastic properties of membrane-materials in quasi-static testing mode