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Test lab for Structural Durability

Test lab for Structural Durability

A test lab for Structural Durability - What's that?

The aim is the experimental estimation of material strengths and component lifetimes. For the latter in particular, it is important to reproduce as realistic as possible operating loads on test benches. Depending on the application, material samples or components must be tested. Do you have a fatigue strength problem? Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact: Dr.-Ing. Rainer Masendorf

Senior engineer

test lab, room 251
phone: +49 (0) 53 23 - 72 2154
rainer.masendorf@imab.tu-clausthal.de

Testing technologies

Depending on the application, various testing techniques are used, including

  • Servo-hydraulic test benches
  • Servopneumatic test benches
  • Resonance test benches

Complexity

Fatigue characteristics can be determined for materials or components. The load situation ranges from single-channel to multi-channel loads. Tests can be performed under standard conditions, at high or low temperatures and under the influence of corrosive media.

Examples of applications

Testing possibilities at IMAB

Testing possibilities at IMAB

Video: A look into our test lab for Structural Durability

Fatigue strength test on a low-floor bus joint

Fatigue strength test on a low-floor bus joint

Video: An impressive fatigue test on joints of low-floor articulated buses

A car's life within 7 days

A car's life within 7 days

Video: An overview of the IMAB's range of services using the example of a passenger car rear axle