An engine is the heart of an automobile and has always been relied on for power, response and other road performance aspects. In recent years, however, there is an increasing need for economic and environmental performance as well.
For this reason, strength evaluation of both new engine-part materials and actual parts has become widespread. Here is an example of an evaluation of wires used not only in engines, but in brakes and a variety of other car parts.
Non-contact elongation measurement using the Shimadzu Video Extensometer DVE-201 is an effective way to measure the elongation of wires and other narrow-diameter samples, for which conventional extensometers cannot be used.