On the left side everything necessary: rivets and pop riveter, and rivet test structure. The structure is a pair of aluminum sheet that can be riveted in single or double shear. 7075 alloy is used, so the sheets live a little longer.
The mid diagram shows what the DMS probe looks like (not much to see though).
The right side shows the winch. This is a dirt-cheap garage winch with a brake. The brake is the most important part of the test rig: it ensures a constant load when necessary (for calibration!). Just stop the motor, and the brake will do the rest.
Contributors to this page: Thomas Yost (TDY), Patrick Poirier (PPR), Gerald Maroske (GUM) and Hendrik Maroske (HHM)