MECHANICAL TEST AND STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING

We provide testing services by using our state-of-the-art testing capabilities coupled with experienced professionals in the field. 
We can apply a wide range of thermo-mechanical and structural testing standards and requirements with its diverse test set-up and high-end equipment. 
We can make high quality, accredited measurements using well-known equipment in the field for their precision and accuracy.

We have the following capabilities:

  • Dynamic and static testing equipment which are recognized for their correctness and performance. 

  • Quasi-static and dynamic tests between 0.2 N and 250 kN range can be performed with high accuracy and precision using a variety of extensometers and strain gauges. 

  • The tests can be performed at room temperatures and, if desired, at temperatures between -150 ° C and +500 ° C.

  • Non-contact measurement technologies such as high-resolution Digital Image Correlation (DIC), thermography, acoustic emission and Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) based sensors. 

  • High-speed data acquisition, processing and recording systems are utilized during the characterization of composite, plastic and metallic material properties.

  • Drop Tower and Pendulum Impact devices are utilized to perform weight drop or acceleration tests, impact tests on notched or non-notched materials.

  • Tests for the ageing and moisture retention capabilities of the materials can be carried out in a highly efficient environment at temperatures between -72 oC and +180 oC, reaching humidity levels between 10% and 98% through the conditioning chamber.

OUTPUTS

  • The mechanical properties of all kinds of materials are characterized and reported per national and international standards, 

  • Accredited testing services and reports are provided, all total quality requirements are met and documented. 

  • When necessary, new testing techniques for innovative materials are developed and the mechanical behaviour of the materials are characterized. 

  • Technical Data Sheets (TDS), Metallic and non-Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS) data, Design Allowables (DA), Fatigue and Damage Tolerance (F&DT) characteristics are provided. 

  • Characterized material data is provided in accordance with the appropriate input formats to be used in various computational mechanics and simulation software.

TARGET SECTORS

We aim to serve all leading sectors especially aviation, defense, medical, automotive, energy, transportation and advanced materials. 

EQUIPMENTS

  • Instron - 100 kN Universal Electromechanical Test Machine

  • Instron - 250 kN, 2kNm Fatigue and Torsion Test Machine

  • Instron - 250 kN Fatigue Test Machine

  • Instron - 100 kN Universal Electromechanical Test Machine

  • Instron - Pendulum Impact Test Machine ( Izod / Charpy )

  • Instron -  450 J Drop Tower

  • Charly 4U Specimen Preparation Machine

  • Vötsch Conditioning Chamber

  • GOM Digital Image Correlation System

  • Micro II Acoustics Emission System

  • Micron Optics FBG Interrogator System

  • Thermography

  • NI High Speed Data Acquisition System

  • Optic Table

Service Name

(Test / Manufacturing Activity)

Sample Material Type

Explanation

(Conditions, Exceptions, Tool, etc)

National / International

Standard

Availability of Laboratory

Accreditation / Quality

Certification

Tensile Test            Composite    ASTM D3039  
   ASTM D3518  
  ASTM D5766  
   EN 2747  
   EN 2561  
   EN 2597  
   EN 6031  
   ISO 527-5  
   ISO 14129  
Plastics    ISO 527-1  x
   ISO 527-2  x
   ISO 527-3  x
   ISO 527-4  x
   ASTM D638  
Metal    ASTM E8 / E8M  
   ISO 6892-1  x
Flexure and ILSS Test         Composite and Plastics    ASTM D790  
   ASTM D7264  
   EN 2562  
   ISO 14125  
   EN 2563  
   ASTM D2344  
   EN 2377  
   ISO 178  
   ISO 14130  
Compression Test
        
Composite and Plastics
       
   ASTM D3410  
   ASTM D6641  
   ISO 14126  
   EN 2850  
   ASTM D6484  
   ISO 604  
   ASTM D695  
   ASTM D1621  
 Metal    ASTM E9  
Sandwich and Construction Tests Core and Facing    ASTM C273  
   ASTM C393  
   ASTM C365  
   ASTM C297  
   ASTM D1781  
   ASTM D7249  
Shear and Peel Tests

Adhesive

   ASTM D1002  
   ASTM D3165  
   ASTM D5868  
   ASTM D1876  
   ASTM D1623  
   ASTM D1876-08  
Shear Tests FRP    ASTM D5379  
   ASTM D7078  
Fracture Toughness Tests Composites    EN 6033  
   EN 6034  
   ASTM D5528  
   ASTM D7905  
C.A.I and Impact Tests FRP    EN 6038  
   ASTM D7136 / 7136M  
Fatigue Tests FRP    ASTM D3479  
   ISO 13003  
Moisture Absorption Tests FRP    EN 3615  
   ASTM D5229  
Pendulum Tests Plastics and FRP    ISO 179  
   ISO 180  
Non Destructive Tests   Thermography    
   Acoustic Emission    
   Data Acquisition Units    
High- Low Temperature Tests Plastics, FRP and Metals  Between -150 oC and 500 oC    
Strain Measurement System Tests   Clip-On Extansometers    
  Video Extansometer    
  Digital Image Correlation System    
  Strain Gauges    
  Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors