Fatigue Testing

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

Braunau am Inn - Ranshofen | Website

Large equipment

Short Description

LKR is certified to perform accredited load controlled fatigue testing according to DIN 50100 for measuring high cycle and long life fatigue strength (HCF & LLF). The 100 kN resonant testing machine used is able to measure a range of materials (steel, aluminium,…) and sample geometries at room and elevated temperatures. Samples are subjected to fatigue tests at resonance frequency to simulate material behavior and failure in real life application. The testing of standard samples, parts or special geometries is possible. The high testing frequency (e.g. 80 Hz) allows tests with up to 107 load cycles (commonly used for aluminium) to be carried out fast and efficiently.

Contact Person

Helmut Kilian

Research Services

• Fatigue testing and Wöhler curves of standard and special samples, components
• Short test duration thanks to resonator testing machine (RUMUL Testronic)
• Detection of hardening and softening behaviour during the individual tests
• Tests at room and elevated temperature
• Very small (<1 kN) to very large loads, at freely selectable load levels (tension/compression)

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

Test Procedures
• Fatigue testing in low (LCF) and high cycle fatigue (HCF) range
• Fatigue testing at elevated temperatures
• Pre-cracking of Charpy and K1c samples

Allocation to Core Facility

Material Testing and Characterisation

Helmut Kilian
Center for Low-Emission Transport
+43 50550 6911

DI Clemens Simson
Center for Low-Emission Transport
+43 50550 6930
The use is to be agreed in each case.