Component and Sample Testing

Machines for quasi-static and dynamic loading are available for testing samples and small components. Samples can also be climate controlled over prolonged cycle time intervals. The research field 'lightweight and hybrid design methods' has available, among other things, the following facilities for sample characterisation:

  • Quasi-static load testing up to 250 kN
  • Dynamic loading at resonant frequency
  • Ageing tests in the climate chamber
  • Sample preparation

Universal test machine

Universal testing machine
  • Maximum test load 250 kN
  • Working temperature range -40 °C to 250 °C
  • Traversal speeds from 0.0005 mm/min to 600 mm/min


  • Maximum test load ±30 kN
  • Maximum dynamic load 30 kN (±15 kN)
  • Frequency range 35 Hz to 300 Hz

Climat Testing

  • Temperature range from -40°C to +180°C
  • Heat-up rate 3,5 K/min
  • Cooling rate 4 K/min
  • Humidity range from 10 % to 98 % relative humidity


Dr.-Ing. Elmar Beeh

Head of Department
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Institute of Vehicle Concepts
Material and Process Applications for Road and Rail Vehicles
Pfaffenwaldring 38-40, 70569 Stuttgart