IEC 61788-6:2008 ED2

Superconductivity - Part 6: Mechanical properties measurement - Room temperature tensile test of Cu/Nb-Ti composite superconductors

Publication date:   Jan 22, 2008

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99.60 Withdrawal effective   Jul 11, 2011


TC 90 Superconductivity

International Standard

29.050   Superconductivity and conducting materials | 77.040.10   Mechanical testing of metals



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This part of IEC 61788 covers a test method detailing the tensile test procedures to be carried out on Cu/Nb-Ti superconductive composite wires at room temperature. This test is used to measure modulus of elasticity, 0,2 % proof strength of the composite due to yielding of the copper component, and tensile strength. The value for percentage elongation after fracture and the second type of 0,2 % proof strength due to yielding of the Nb-Ti component serves only as a reference (see Clauses A.1 and A.2). The sample covered by this test procedure has a round or rectangular cross-section with an area of 0,15 mm2 to 2 mm2 and a copper to superconductor volume ratio of 1,0 to 8,0 and without the insulating coating.

This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2000. It constitutes a technical revision.

This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- the minimum distance between grips was changed from 100 mm to 60 mm;
- accuracy and precision statement were converted to uncertainty statements.

Life cycle


IEC 61788-6:2000 ED1


IEC 61788-6:2008 ED2
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Jul 11, 2011


IEC 61788-6:2011 ED3