Novel materials undergo rigorous autoclave testing to assess their resilience to physical, chemical and environmental challenges. This method involves exposing materials to controlled combinations of liquid, temperature, pressure and atmospheric conditions to simulate real-world scenarios. Autoclave testing is effective for rapidly evaluating resistance to corrosion, coating degradation, environmental reactions and establishing application limits. Adjustable parameters, including water vapor resistance and chemical resilience, provide insights into a material's performance under diverse stressors.
Aerospace & Advanced Composites GmbH
Coating Degradation Analysis
Extreme Condition Simulation
Water Vapor Resistance
Coating Adhesion Testing
Determination of Application Limits
Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure
An autoclave is a closed, gas-tight, and static testing apparatus designed for subjecting test samples to corrosive conditions under elevated temperatures and pressures, allowing the evaluation of the effects of these changes. The autoclave consists of a high-pressure vessel made of hast alloy, featuring a Teflon liner, with internal dimensions measuring Ø 125 mm in diameter and 380 mm in height. Temperature regulation is achieved through an internal Teflon-covered thermometer, while a digital pressure sensor monitors the autonomous pressure of water vapor.