Materials testing laboratory

Setup of a sample for cyclic crack propagation tests
© Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

Setup of a sample for cyclic crack propagation tests

Servo hydraulic testing apparatus INSTRON 8501 with high resolution transducer
© Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

Servo hydraulic testing apparatus INSTRON 8501 with high resolution transducer

Equipment

  • macro-, small load and micro hardness test machines
  • servo hydraulic test machines (500 kN, 100 kN)
  • electro mechanical universal test machine (20 kN)
  • torsional and axial testing machine (±8 kNm, ±50°; ±40kN, ±50mm)
  • test stand for circulation bending
  • cavitation wear tester
  • ultrasonic tester
  • profilometer

Applications

  • hardness measurements (macro hardness according to Vickers, Brinell, Rockwell, small load hardness according to Vickers, HV0.2-HV20_
  • tension, compression and bending test (-150 – 600°C)
  • testing under torsional and/or combined torsional and axial loads
  • vibration resistance tests (Woehler diagrams, cyclic stress-strain diagrams)
  • fracture mechanics (fracture toughness, crack resistance diagrams, fatigue crack propagation)
  • wear tests (cavitation)
  • roughness measurements, sound emission analysis, thermography