High-Temperature Testing

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. Join these webinars for an insight in high-temperature testing with ZwickRoell.
  • 13 Events in 5 Days
  • Free Webinars
  • Virtual Walk through exhibition area
  • Individual discussions

High Temperature Testing Forum: Virtual Opening Speech

A Warm Welcome to the 5th ZwickRoell Forum for High-Temperature Testing. You can 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.

Guided Virtual Walk of Exhibition Area

A guided virtual walk through ZwickRoell Fürstenfeld's exhibition area will reveal advanced creep testing machines, high-temperature applications up to 1500 °C, and several customized solutions, one of which is a "Hot Cell Setup" for testing within a radioactive environment. As a competence centre within the ZwickRoell Group, ZwickRoell in Fürstenfeld specializes in complex requirements in this field.


High-Temperature Creep in Renewable Energy: The problem of continuously cyclic operation

Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSP) is a significant departure from traditional power generation as it undergoes daily cycling of temperature and pressure. Indeed, current power stations are now being operated cyclically ‘on demand’ rather than continuously at steady state. Building to current design codes, many operational CSP plants are experiencing significant stress relaxation within their systems, far beyond that predicted. CSP, due to its high temperatures and low stresses is susceptible to creep and as such it is often the limiting allowable design stress. The difficulty encountered, is that current modelling of cyclic creep i.e. transient creep, does not reflect the physical reality seen in the limited experimentation. This presentation will discuss the problem of transient creep from an experimental, modelling and design perspective for material experiencing cyclic conditions.

Sophisticated Test Equipment for Advanced Creep Testing

In this webinar you will learn why advanced creep testing is needed and what the requirements are. Why temperature measurement and control is crucial. What the main components of a sophisticated creep testing system are and how a typical advanced creep testing system is set up.    


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

In this webinar, you will receive an introduction into Thermo-mechanical Fatigue Testing. You will learn which components are crucial when it comes to reliable Thermo-mechanical Fatigue Testing and how the ZwickRoell TMF test system follows the recommendations of the European Code-of-Practice. The Webinar will also show an in-phase test of an aluminium specimen in the temperature range from 100 to 300°C.

Thermo-mechanical Fatigue: Influence of Phase Angle and Dwell Times

Start-up and shutdown operations, for example in gas turbines or combustion engines may induce thermo-mechanical fatigue (TMF) processes in hot-going components. Further, during steady state operation at high temperatures, oxidation and creep mechanisms may degrade the applied materials. Together, these damage mechanisms often determine the service life of the entire machines. The phase angle between mechanical strain and temperature during TMF depends on component geometry, heat input and cooling situation. The phase angle may significantly influence the acting damage mechanisms and thus the expected lifetime. Dwell times at high temperatures representing steady state operation typically reduce the TMF lifetime due to material degradation and intensified damage mechanisms. This webinar deals with the influence of phase angles and optional dwell times at high temperatures on the damage and lifetime behaviour under thermo-mechanical fatigue loading.

High-Temperature Testing Techniques for Ceramic Matrix Composites

This presentation with provide insight into the high temperature characterisation research work being carried out at the Rolls-Royce / Swansea University Technology Centre on ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), with particular emphasis on the development of experimental techniques for the detection of early stage damage and the monitoring of sub-critical damage progression.

Reliable testing of Metals to the ISO 6892-1:2017 

The tensile standard ISO 6892-1 is a method for tensile testing of metallic materials for determination of mechanical properties at room temperature and is one of the most used standards in the metal industry. Find out more about Tensile Tests on Metals to ISO 6892-1 Method A1. What has been significantly changed compared to its earlier versions? Understand the requirements of the new method A1. Learn how you can benefit from the advanced solutions offered by ZwickRoell in your daily development work.

Join us for a live demonstration of a tensile test on a metal sample from our ZwickRoell Xperience Center in Singapore.

Tensile Testing of Metallic Materials at High-Temperatures according to ISO 6892-2

After participating in this webinar, you will know why strain rate control is important and ISO 6892-2 attaches great importance to it. Why temperature measurement and control is a decisive factor. Which main components a ZwickRoell high temperature test system consists of. How high-temperature test systems can be configured and what the workflow for a high-temperature test looks like.      

Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue Crack Growth: Research and Development Performed Towards a European Interlaboratory Code-of-Practice

 This webinar demonstrates the work performed in the EU DevTMF project to identify and evaluate a range of factors influencing accuracy and comparability of data generated by three laboratories carrying out stress-controlled thermo-mechanical fatigue (TMF) crack growth (CG) tests. DevTMF (Development of Experimental Techniques and Predictive Tools to Characterize Thermo-Mechanical Behaviour and Damage Mechanisms) is a research project funded by the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 and Clean Sky 2 aiming at characterization of TMF behavior of two structural alloys to allow for more accurate prediction of design lives of gas turbine components. Therefore, one of the aims of the project has been to harmonize TMF CG experimental methods between the participating laboratories through a round robin exercise to establish a local code of practice ensuring repeatability and consistency to generate high-quality accurate data for life prediction. The work has focused on crack length measurements, heating methods and temperature measurement techniques as well as pre-cracking procedures, the use of different specimen geometries and Digital Image Correlation imaging for crack monitoring. The majority of the tests have been carried out on a coarse grain polycrystalline nickel-base super alloy using two types of phase angles, namely Out-of-Phase and In-Phase TMF cycles with triangular waveform.

Versatile Creep Testing Solutions

In this webinar, you will receive a general introduction in creep testing and an overview of the main creep applications. You will get familiar with the advantages of ZwickRoell’s creep testing product range. After this webinar you will know, which product best meets the requirements of your application. 


Reliable Test Results and how we define them

Whether running highly standardized tests or designing completely custom solutions, we approach each challenge in materials testing with the same motivation – to achieve the most reliable results possible.

Join our international experts in their live talk about the importance and role of accuracy, repeatibility, reproducibility and traceability in the materials testing.

  • Presented by: Dr. Eduard Schenuit and Mr. Helmut Fahrenholz, ZwickRoell in Ulm (Germany)
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How do I find the right extensometer for my application?

An extensometer has to fulfill many user requirements. Beside the fulfillment of standard requirements, this can be a high flexibility for testing, high sample throughput and/or minimal operator influence. The presentation provides an overview of selection criteria and ZwickRoell extensometer solutions. In addition, it introduces the latest developments in metal, plastic and composite testing.

Marking-free biaxial strain measurement solution

A non-contact and marking-free biaxial strain measurement solution with unrivaled accuracy for composites testing at ambient and non-ambient temperatures.

Our new videoXtens biax 2-150 HP was designed with a focus on composite applications. In this live demonstration, we will show for typical composite tests the unique features of this best-in-class optical strain measurement system.

  • Presented by: Dr. Hannes Körber and Ms. Karin Hanak, ZwickRoell in Ulm (Germany)
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