Equipment and facilities

Testing and analysis

 

  • Creep
  • Static testing (tension, compression, bending, torsion, fracture toughness...)
  • Fatigue testing (uniaxial and multiaxial testing machines)
  • Fibre/matrix interface testing
  • Single fibre testing
  • Environmental conditioning/ageing
  • Optical strain field measurement
  • Dilatometry
  • DMA, TMA, DSC, TGA, EDX...

Non Destructive Testing

  

  • Infrared thermography
  • Vibration & damping analysis
  • Acoustic emission

Health monitoring

  • Commercial and in-house sensors
  • Commercial and in-house data acquisition and clustering software
  • Acoustic emission

Numerical tools

  • Modelling the mechanical behaviour of composite materials & structures
    • In-house behaviour laws
    • Commercial software (ABAQUS, ANSYS, LS-DYNA, COMSOL)
  • Parameters identification
    • In house software

Composite manufacturing

  

  • Thermocompression / Film stacking
  • Injection
  • Filament winding (sub-contracting MaHyTec)