Thursday, 29 November 2007

structural bending tests...

as Fibre-C has been developed as a cladding material, not a structural material, we have had to have some tests done. In particular, because the tests that have been done by Rieder in the past, have only tested it's structural capacity perpendicular to the layout of the fibres, while we will be loading the forces in the axis of the fibres.

So today we began the structural bending tests at the labs in Aachen, Germany. According to AKT the tests have been going well...we have no bending failure and no problems with buckling or shear failure. AKT will provide some numbers on capacity of the profiles and further analysis.

In the meantime, here's a video from the testing labs posted for us on'll see a big crack begin to appear eventually, but no structural failure!!

1 comment:

dag said...

thank you so much!
it`s really difficult to understand all the workflow about a project, and our idea to publish all the stuff on blog it`s really cool!:)