The Fatigue Load Frame (FLF) is a state-of-the-art, all electric 15kN load frame that operates using a frictionless linear electric motor. This enables dynamic cyclic operation at up to 50Hz, as well as static testing for a wide variety of materials. Its oil-free operation is well suited to the Materials Research Facility requirements for analysis of radioactive samples.
It is capable of running a variety of waveforms, as well as standard ramping conditions. Its capabilities extend to: Tension/compression, bending, failure testing, fatigue, fracture toughness/crack growth, dynamic characterisation, creep, stress relaxation, accelerated lifetime testing.
- 15kN dynamic force capability
- Maximum frequency: 50Hz
- 50 mm displacement range
- Test space size: 0 to 1000 mm
- Maximum linear velocity: 1.5m/sec
- Can be used with a chamber ranged from room temperature till 1200° C in protected atmosphere for material testing (coming 2023)