Testing / Validation

Fibet are at the forefront of testing and validation activities, to ensure that all solutions are robust and can operate throughout the expected lifespan of the application.

We can either apply our standard test methodologies in accordance with good working practices within the respective application/ field, or can apply bespoke test requirements in accordance with the customers’ specific needs.

This can include replicating a duty life cycle taken from the application – and recreating it via our extensive laboratory equipment.

Material Characterisation

RUBBER

  • Compression, Tension, Hysteresis &
    Aging Properties
  • Creep & Low Temperature Resistance
  • Degradation Resistance (Ozone)
  • Rheometric Characteristics

METAL

  • Tensile Stress
  • Surface Finish/ Roughness
  • Hardness Tests

Material Modelisation

RUBBER

  • Hyperelastic model
  • New Hookean
  • Ogden
  • Mooney
  • Mullins’ Effect
  • Ogden Rozburgh Pseudo Elastic Model
  • Creep Models

Product Characterisation

STATIC CHARACTERISATION

MTS (Electronic Dynamometer)

  • Axial & Radial Static Stiffness
  • Testing at a definite temperature

DYNAMIC CHARACTERISATION

SERVOTEST (Servo Hydraulic Test Machine)

  • 3-Axis simultaneous test capability
  • Axial, Radial, Torsion & Conical
  • Dynamic Stiffness
  • Complex Stiffness
  • Hysteretic Curve

Fatigue Testing

RUBBER

  • Compression, Tension, Hysteresis &
    Aging Properties
  • Creep & Low Temperature Resistance
  • Degradation Resistance (Ozone)
  • Rheometric Characteristics

METAL

  • Tensile Stress
  • Surface Finish/ Roughness
  • Hardness Tests

Integrated Testing Software

INCLUDING

  • Data analysis in time &/or frequency mode
  • Hysteretic cycle representation & damping calculation.
  • Coherence analysis
  • Dynamic stiffness modulus and phase calculation

Numerical & Experimental Analysis

VIBRATION ANALYSIS

  • Transmissibility Curve Estimation
  • Input-Output Modal Analysis
  • Output-Only Modal Analysis
  • FEA Modal Analysis

ACOUSTIC ANALYSIS

  • Sound Power Estimation (UNI EN ISO3744 & 9614)