VTT has licences for several analysis softwares, e.g. for FE-modelling (Abaqus, Ansys etc.) and data acquisition (Famos etc.) which we can use for fatigue assessment studies. Fatigue spesific software (nCode, FE-safe etc.) can also be used. In addition we use open source scripting environment such as python (programming language) and open source software such as Code_Aster (FE-modelling).
We have field measurement equipment for up to several hundred channels and reseach hall that is a well-equipt facility for structural testing.
In-house design procedures and tools
VTT has created a variety of design procedures and tools. Here are few of them:
- For fatigue tests of small specimens
- Maximum static load: 250 kN, maximum dynamic stroke: ± 125 kNa
- Maximum dynamic stroke: 4 mm
- Frequenzy range: 40-260 Hz (The operating frequency depends on the stiffness of the specimen including fixture assembly as well as on the activated oscillating masses.)