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Mechanical testing of lightweight structures

 

​Our testing facilities are well-suited for variety of large-scale structural tests. Our expertise covers various materials and structure types including metallic structures, fibre-reinforced composites, sandwich structures, concrete and wooden structures. In addition we have an extensive experience of on-site load measurements.

Our testing facilities

VTT Expert Services Ltd´s test laboratory is fully equipped for large scale structures testing. The test laboratory has a 500 m² strong floor system with configurable framing and support system. The floor includes an anchorage-point grid with movable hydraulic cylinders and support frames for various test configurations.

Features of our test laboratory

  • Full scale, assembly, component and sub-component testing 
  • Servohydraulic loading cylinders from 1 kN up to 1000 kN for static or dynamic loading. Multiaxial loading is also possible 
  • Loading frames with a capacity up to 2000 kN (static tests) and 1000 kN (dynamic tests and fatigue) 
  • Versatile data acquisition systems for monitoring of load, displacement, strain, temperature etc. during the test 
  • Large 450 kN- 2000 kN universal servo-hydraulic test machines for component testing 
  • Extreme conditions applicable 
  • Field measurements 
  • Earth quake testing 

References

  • On-site measurement of megawatt size wind turbine loads for type certification in collaboration with VTT Wind Power Technologies 
  • Component level testing for aircraft industry for design and certification purposes 
  • On- board structural measurements for a large cruise ferry 
  • Full scale testing of kilowatt size wind turbine blades 
  • Over 30 ft yacht full scale hull testing 
  • Wind turbine blade lifting equipment test 

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Emailinfo@vtt.fi
Tel.+358 20 722 7070
Fax+358 20 722 7001

Opening hours 9:00 - 11:00 and 12:00 - 15:00, GMT +2 time zone

 

 

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P.O. Box 1000, FI-02044 VTT, Finland
Tel. exchange +358 20 722 111
Opening hours Mon - Fri 8:00 - 16:30,
GMT +2 time zone
Fax +358 20 722 7001

CUSTOMER SERVICE

info@vtt.fi
Tel. +358 20 722 7070
Fax +358 20 722 7001
Opening hours 9:00 - 11:00 and
12:00 - 15:00,
GMT +2 time zone

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