- Business Fields
- Mobility • Energy
- Rail & track
- Sicheres Autonomes Fahren
- Testing and qualifying hydrogen technologies
- Construction of burst chambers
- Testing under pressure: hydrogen in operation
- Nuclear technology
- Safeguarding of artificial intelligence (AI)
- Engineering and Support of wind energy plants
- Testing & qualification of wind energy plants
- Mobility services
- Rail & track
Fields of application
- Trains are exposed to high mechanical stresses such as hail, stone impact or vandalism.
- These influences can lead to massive damage to materials and components of the train.
- Impact tests with standardised projectiles reveal structural weak points of components such as e.g. windscreens, train fronts, side doors.
- Impact tests offer the possibility to detect structural problems of components in advance and provide valuable insights for product optimisation.
- Impact tests according to international standards, e. g. IC 651, DIN EN 15152 and DIN EN 5566, NF F 15-818, GM / RT 2100 Appendix B or customer-specific
- Investigation of failure mode by different types of test projectiles (metal projectiles, stone, gelatine, ice, etc.)
- Evaluation of deformation and strain
- Data acquisition with e. g. strain gauges, accelerometers, load cells
- Non-destructive testing methods, e. g. ultrasonic and eddy current, CT
Technical data • Capacity
- Realisable speeds of over 350 m/s
- Mass over 10 kg (depending on speed)
- Calibre up to 350 mm
- Almost any projectile geometry (symmetrical / asymmetrical)
- Specific adjustment of the flight attitude of the projectile
- High-speed acquisition of relevant parameters including digital image correlation
- Data acquisition with a sampling rate up to 1 MHz
- 172 hectare fenced area with excellent protection and security measures – both in the conduct of experiments and in secrecy