Institute I: General Materials Properties
fatigue testing setup
theme: mechanical testing
The 880 servohydraulic setup from MTS allows the mechanical
characterization of samples at temperatures up to approximately
1000°C in air or under high vacuum. Loads as high as
100 kN can be used. The current setup is the results of successive
improvements that have taken place over several decades.
The main application at the Institute I is currently
the low cycle fatigue characterization of high temperature
materials. All in all, three similar machines (MTS 880 and
MTS 810 setups) are available at the Institute I.