An analysis of test system misalignment is presented for the creep test. Sheet type rectangular 1100-0 aluminum specimens are used for discussion. It is found that the creep strain at the geometric centerline of the specimen is different than that at the neutral axis. However, this difference in the creep strain decreases with time. Generally, the effect of misalignment decreases with creep time. Creep tests conducted with long pullrods and large initial strain level (high creep stress) will tend to minimize the effect of misalignment.

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