Repeated loading can damage any material. This fatigue has a great influence on the service life of components. In the cases of damage investigated by us, we were able to determine in many cases that fatigue cracks were the starting point of the damage process.
For the safe design of components, we carry out fatigue calculations for metallic and fibre composite materials. We support our customers beforehand in the determination of the time-varying external influences. If necessary, we also carry out measurements on the plant.
In many cases, the prediction of damage can be based on recognised standards, such as the FKM guideline. Due to our decades of activities in the design of highly stressed components for combustion engines and gearboxes as well as other components, we can draw on extensive experience.
In special cases we carry out test bench tests to determine the specific material properties (Wöhler curve) of a component.