Mechanical tests at room temperature or cryogenic temperature: 77 K (liquid nitrogen) and 4.2 K (liquid helium).
Determination of the mechanical characteristics (elasticity modulus, elastic limit, breaking load and stretch, fragility) of metal and composite materials, study of assembly behavior (bending, traction, compression and slippage).
The Mechanical test laboratory is equipped with three test machines:
Liquid helium is supplied in dewars.
Achievements, related projects
Different types of studies are performed in the mechanical test laboratory: studies aiming at selecting technical solutions, tests of prototype components and R&D studies on the mechanical behavior of materials.
Examples of materials which are studied: austenitic stainless steels, aluminium alloys, titanium alloys and composite materials.
Examples of tests:
Technical steps, expertise