Innovative Test Solutions, Inc. is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited to perform High Cycle and Low cycle fatigue testing to ASTM standards E606 and E466 from -320°F to 2000°F.
Why perform a Fatigue Test?
In many applications, materials are subjected to oscillating forces and they behave differently under these conditions compared to a static load. Because of this, engineers are faced with predicting the fatigue life of the material. Fatigue life can be defined as the total number of cycles to failure under specified loading conditions.
How to perform a Fatigue Test?
Fatigue testing is typically performed using servo-hydraulic testing machines. ITS has over 30 digitally controlled Servo-Hydraulic Test Frames. Our frames are outfitted with state of the art fixturing and data acquisition system.
Low Cycle Fatigue
Low Cycle Fatigue (LCF) is typically testing the material at low frequency, and large loads/strains. Stress levels are usually above the yield strength of the material.
High Cycle Fatigue
High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) achieves a large number of cycles with stress levels typically below the yield strength of the material.