Project

Modular multi-channel hydraulic structural testing equipment with closed-loop control.

Duration
01 December 2020 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Structural design
    • Structural optimisation
    • Construction mechanics
    • Structural engineering
Keywords
Large deformation fracture multi-axial stress state fatigue
 
Project description

The execution of contemporary large scale structural tests on an internationally competitive level requires a flexible test setup consisting of at least three hydraulic actuators with fatigue rating, fast closed-loop control by external deformation measurements and a real time control module that enables the concerted active control of all actuators in real time with minimum lag.