Material and Component Deformation and Failure Behavior

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The characterization of a material’s deformation and failure behavior sets the foundation for reliable design and numerical simulations. At the IWM, we perform specialized tests that subject the sample to tensile, compressive and shear stresses in order to determine the effects of multi-axiality and load type on failure behavior. Component tests at up to 8 MN can be carried out to validate simulations.