Institute for Applied Materials – Materials Science and Engineering

Mechanical Testing

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Dr.-Ing. Stefan GuthDr.-Ing. Stefan Dietrich, Dr.-Ing. Wilfried Liebig

Testing Equipment

  • 6 Electromechanical Universal Testing machines with maximum loads between 2.5 kN and 500 kN (tension, compression, torsion and bending)
  • 14 Cyclic bending machines "weBi"
  • Hardness testers for all testing techniques
  • 1 Impact testing machine (300 J)
  • 9 Servohydraulic Testing machines for isothermal fatigue test with maximum loads between 10 and 400 kN
  • 1 Servohydraulic Testing machine for superimposed cyclic tension/torsion load (250 kN / 4kNm)
  • 1 Servohydraulic Testing system (2-specimens-test-bench) for complex thermo-mechanical fatigue testing (100 kN)
  • 1 Servohydraulic Testing machine for test frequencies up to 1000 Hz (maximum load: 35 kN) for the superimposition of low- and high-cycle fatigue loads
  • 4 Linear motor driven Testing machines for isothermal and thermo-mechanical fatigue tests (3 - 12 kN)
  • 3 Resonance testing machines (maximum loads at 63, 100 and 250 kN)
  • 6 Electromechanical torsion machines for torsional loads between 10 and 50 Nm
  • 3 Micro Universal testing machines for maximum loads between 20 and 100 N
  • 2 Test benches for superimposed fretting fatigue tests

Tempering Devices

  • Refridgerators (T > -196 °C)
  • Resistive heating devices (200° C < T < 1050 °C)
  • Radiation heating devices (100 °C < T < 1600 °C)
  • Inductive heating (20 °C < T < 1200 °C) 

Special Equipment

  • Acoustic emission analysis
  • Heating-cooling device for the realisation for temperature gradients
  • DC-Potentiometers (high-temperature use)
  • Light Microscope for in situ observation during mechanical testing
  • Indenters for registrating hardness tests