High-Temperature Forum

Use this opportunity and learn in this digital event about the latest trends and developments in high-temperature testing, creep testing and optical strain measurement. Receive fresh impetus with our digital webinars held by international experts and ZwickRoell specialists. Make a virtual walk through the exhibition area and explore the latest testing solutions.

  • High-temperature tensile test up to 1,500 °C in air
  • Creep and creep-fatigue testing under alternating load 
  • Creep testing and creep crack growth testing 
  • Fatigue crack growth tests and creep-fatigue crack growth Tests 
  • Thermo-mechanical fatigue testing 
  • Creep testing of polymers   

We look forward to welcoming you at our Virtual High-Temperature Forum!

High-Temperature Program - June 17 to 23, 2020

Take part in our webinars and talks on a variety of topics in the field of creep testing, high-temperature testing, thermo-mechanical fatigue testing and non-contact strain measurement. The webinars are presented by internationally recognized specialists and ZwickRoell experts. We invite you to register for any of these digital events at no cost.

We look forward to seeing you online.


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

09:00 CEST //
15:00 SGT

Virtual Opening Speech

Peter Ruchti, ZwickRoell in Fürstenfeld, Austria

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09:15 CEST //
15:15 SGT

Guided Virtual Walk of Exhibition Area

Cornelia Meier, ZwickRoell in Fürstenfeld, Austria

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09:45 CEST //
15:45 SGT

High Temperature Creep in Renewable Energy: The problem of continuously cyclic operation
Dr. Veronica Gray, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

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11:00 CEST //
17:00 SGT

Sophisticated Test Equipment for Advanced Creep Testing

Dr. Thomas Leitgeb-Simandl, ZwickRoell in Fürstenfeld, Austria

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

09:30 CEST //
15:30 SGT

Thermo-mechanical Fatigue Testing acc. to European Code-of-Practice

Stefan Mitterhuber, ZwickRoell in Fürstenfeld, Austria

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11:00 CEST //
17:00 SGT

Thermo-mechanical Fatigue: Influence of Phase Angle and Dwell Times
Dr. Stefan Guth, Karlsruher Institute for Technology (KIT), Germany

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Friday, June 19, 2020

09:30 CEST //
15:30 SGT
High Temperature Testing Techniques for Ceramic Matrix Composites
Dr. Spencer Jeffs, Swansea University, United Kingdom

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11:00 CEST //
17:00 SGT

Tensile Tests on Metals according to ISO 6892-1

Mr. Ganesh Kumar, ZwickRoell in Singapore

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13:00 CEST //
19:00 SGT

High-Temperature Tensile Testing of Metallic Materials acc. to ISO 6892-2

Dr. Thomas Leitgeb-Simandl, ZwickRoell in Fürstenfeld, Austria

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Monday, June 22, 2020

09:30 CEST //
15:30 SGT

TMF Crack Growth: Research and Development Performed Towards a European Interlaboratory Code of Practice
Dr. Svjetlana Stekovic, Linköping University, Sweden

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11:00 CEST //
17:00 SGT

Versatile Creep Testing Solutions

Lukas Unger, ZwickRoell in Fürstenfeld, Austria

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13:00 CEST //
19:00 SGT

Reliable Test Results and how we define them

Dr. Eduard Schenuit and Helmut Fahrenholz, ZwickRoell in Ulm, Germany

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

09:30 CEST //
15:30 SGT

How do I find the right extensometer for my application?

Katja Müller, ZwickRoell in Ulm, Germany

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11:00 CEST //
17:00 SGT

Marking-free biaxial strain measurement solution

Dr. Hannes Körber and Karin Hanak, ZwickRoell in Ulm, Germany

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Individual Talks and Demonstrations

Make an appointment for individual online discussions and demonstrations with our experienced engineers.

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High-Temperature Highlights

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Kappa SS-CF for Advanced Creep Tests up to 1,200°C

With the Advanced Ultra Super Critical (AUSC) program, India is accelerating the development of special materials and technologies for use in power stations with operating conditions over 700°C and 310 bar.  For high-temperature components with cracks beginning, the fatigue life is difficult to estimate due to the interaction of creep and fatigue/break mechanisms. With the electromechanical creep testing machine Kappa SS-CF, the required tests can be performed to generate reliable CFCG data and thus analyze the residual life of these components.

  • Advanced creep tests
    The patented electromechanical testing machine Kappa SS-CF covers the complete range of creep testing applications and offers maximum flexibility. It is ideal for force-controlled and strain-controlled creep fatigue tests with alternating loads. Due to the play-free zero crossing, precise tests results are guaranteed, even for complex tests such as CCG, LCF, CF, FCGR and CFCGR.
  • Precise specimen temperature
    The automatic and standard-compliant 3-zone control ensures reproducible, user-independent tempering of the specimen for each test. The integrated, technically sophisticated control algorithm guarantees uniform temperature distribution along the specimen without temperature overshooting.
  • testXpert R
    Operation is simple and only minimal training is required thanks to testXpert Research software.


Creep Tests up to 1,500°C in Air

Increases in performance for high-performance applications can often only be implemented through increased thermal and mechanical component loading. However, this requirement profile leads to failure due to break, creep and/or fatigue. The test environment air is a challenge for metallic materials due to oxidation, but this can be solved by using coatings. To simulate the practical operating conditions of these high-performance materials, this testing system is used to determine the maximum strength and operational duration in air up to 1,500°C.

  • Testing up to 1,500°C in air
    The electromechanical creep testing machine Kappa SS is equipped with a 3-zone furnace, which allows creep tensile tests to be performed in air up to 1,500°C.
  • Precise specimen temperature
    The automatic and standard-compliant 3-zone control ensures reproducible, user-independent tempering of the specimen for each test. The integrated, technically sophisticated control algorithm guarantees uniform temperature distribution along the specimen without temperature overshooting.
  • Non-contact strain measurement
    With the non-contact extensometer laserXtens 2-120 HP/TZ, strain measurement can be performed up to specimen break-without specimen marking, without influence on the specimen and without damaging the extensometer in case of brittle fracture. When combined with the videoXtens AddOn, a nearly unlimited range of specimens is accessible.

 


High-Temperature Tensile Tests according to ISO 6892-2

Metallic and ceramic high-temperature materials represent a fundamental research field within energy technology and mobility. The overall efficiency of power stations or airplane turbines often depends on their performance capability. The materials must withstand mechanical and corrosive loading at temperatures of over 1,000°C. At the same time, particularly in turbine construction, the density should not be too high, since for rotating parts the load application in the material is dependent upon the mass. ZwickRoell offers the ideal testing solution for a wide variety of high-temperature test requirements.

  • High-temperature tensile tests up to 1,200°C to ISO 6892-2
    This testing system allows high-temperature tensile tests to ISO 6892-2 to be performed. Depending on the suitability of the specimen material, strain-controlled tests to Method A1 can be performed as well. The pre-tests required are performed in our testing laboratory at no cost.
  • Precise specimen temperature
    The automatic and standard-compliant 3-zone control ensures reproducible, user-independent tempering of the specimen for each test. The integrated, technically sophisticated control algorithm guarantees uniform temperature distribution along the specimen without temperature overshooting.
  • Two-sided strain measurement on the specimen
    With the makroXtens, which is attached on both sides of the specimen and equipped with special, high-temperature resistant ceramic sensor arms, precise strain measurement can also be performed inside the furnace. The well-designed combination of a high-temperature furnace and contact extensometer is patent pending. This robust measuring system can measure strain at ambient temperature as well at high temperature for high forces and brittle specimen material until specimen break.


 


Kappa SS-CF for Thermo-mechanical Fatigue Tests

For the design and construction of thermal and simultaneously mechanical cyclic loaded components such as gas turbines or combustion engines for example, reliable characteristic values for the prediction of the fatigue life and the cyclic deformation behavior under existing operating conditions must be available. In thermo-mechanical fatigue testing, the required material characteristics are determined through the in-phase or out-of-phase combination of cyclic thermal and mechanical loads. For this particular application, ZwickRoell in Fürstenfeld in close collaboration with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) developed a new electromechanical testing system

  • Simulation of material fatigue through combined mechanical and thermal loading
    Reliably determining material behavior under cyclic thermal and mechanical load is a complex test task which is made significantly easier with this knowledge-based expert system.
  • Standard testing system to European Code-of-Practice, ASTM E2368 and ISO 12111
    The testing system is based on the patented electromechanical testing machine Kappa SS-CF and is equipped with an induction heating system for a temperature range of 50°C up to 1,200°C as well as an air cooling system. This combination allows for maximum heating and cooling rates of 25 K per second and ensures optimal temperature distribution along the specimen.
  • Precise control with patented electromechanical testing machine Kappa SS-CF
    The backlash-free zero crossing during cyclic tensile and compression loading enables precise control of the test load and test speed. Precise crosshead guidance and the adjustable alignment fixture ensure standard-compliant axial alignment. Excellent control behavior for force, stress and strain are possible with the high-resolution motor encoder, the high-resolution force channel and the corresponding extensometer.

 

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