Space structures are exposed to intense, quasi-static and dynamically mechanical accelerations, particularly during launch. The test laboratory is responsible for the qualification of components and systems for space by carrying out simulations of the vibrations experienced during the launch, as well as by verifying analytical calculations for the structures and checking the results of finite-element calculations. To qualify flight hardware, the laboratory operates in accordance with the clean room requirements established in ISO-8.
In addition to standard tests, further vibration tests are carried out at cryogenic temperatures; qualifying components under these conditions is also of interest for the field of launcher technology. Besides space applications, the test laboratory is also used by customers coming from railway, ground-based transport and from other industrial areas.
This test laboratory is accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for mechanical dynamic load testing by means of vibration and shock devices. The extent of the accreditation for mechanical load testing also includes other Standards, such as: ECSS-EST-10-03C Space Engineering Testing, MIL- STD-810 G Environmental Test Methods, DIN EN 61373 (IEC) shock and vibrations tests for railway applications, NASA-STD-7003 Pyroshock Test Criteria, as well as the aviation Standard EUROCAE RTCA DO-160C.
Vibration test facility TIRAVIB 51010/LS with a sliding table – facility specifications
Vibration armature, vertical position
axial 80 kN/m
Across the axle 3 kN/m
Rotational stiffness 50 kNm/rad
Sliding table TGT MO 24, connection to the vibration armature in a horizontal position
Amplifier TIRAVIB 50010 / LS