• Standard-tests for determination of material properties:
    • E-Modulus
    • Strength
    • Coefficient of thermal expansion
    • Metals and composites
  • Fatigue tests from RT to 1400°C
    • metallic and non-metallic materials
    • inert gas atmosphere
    • servo-hydraulic testing machine
  • CAI-Measurements for composites (compression after impact)
  • Investigation of temperature stability and outgassing behavior
  • Measurement of the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) also at materials with extremely low CTE by an laser interferometer
    • temperature range -180°C up to +400°C
    • SIOS double plane laser interferometer
    • INVAR and fused silica specimen support
  • Available environmental conditions:
    • room temperature
    • up to -150°C in climate chamber
    • up to +350°C in climate chamber
    • up to -196 °C, nitrogen based cooling
    • up to -269 °C (4K), liquid helium based cooling
    • precise adjustment of temperature and temperature gradient of specimen for cryogenic tests by controlled resistance heating
    • vacuum, 1e-6mbar
    • thermal-vacuum cycling, -180°C to 550°C, 1e-6mbar
  • applicable test standards and test fixtures (extract):
    • tensile testing
      • tension testing at room temperature (DIN 10 002-1, DIN EN 2002-001, ASTM E8)
      • elevated temperature tension testing (DIN EN 10002-5, EN 2002-002, ASTM E21)
      • cryogenic temperature tension testing (DIN ISO 15579, ASTM E1450)
      • tensile properties of composite materials (DIN 527, DIN EN 2597, DIN EN 2561, DIN EN ISO 14129, ASTM D3039)
    • compression testing
      • compression testing of metallic materials (DIN 50106, ASTM E9)
      • compressive properties of composite materials (standard, open hole, filled hole) (DIN EN 2850, ASTM D695-10, ASTM D6641, ASTM D6484)
    • flexure testing
      • on composite materials (DIN 53 293, DIN EN 14125, DIN EN 2562, ASTM D790)
    • shear testing
      • shear properties of composite materials (short beam, V-notched beam, Iosipescu, in-plane) (DIN EN 2563, DIN EN 2377, ASTM D2344, ASTM D5379, ASTM D3518)
    • fatigue testing (DIN 50 100, DIN ISO 1099, ASTM E606)
    • bearing and adhesive strenght (ASTM D7332, ASTM D5961, ASTM D5656)
    • compression after impact (CAI) (DIN 65561, ASTM D7137)
    • fatigue crack growth (DIN 65563, ASTM E647)
    • linear thermal expansion (DIN EN 6038, DIN 53752, ASTM E831)
    • various AIRBUS and MIL standards
  • references