Material characterization for thermal and mechanical Loads

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We have developed sophisticated tests with which to characterize the cast, forged and sheet metals used in components, which are subject to high thermal and mechanical loads. The testing temperatures range from -180 °C to >1000 °C, depending on the specifications. Mechanical loads can be applied monotonously or cyclically. The test results help to better understand material behavior and form the basis for the development and modification of material models.