Steinbeis Transfer Center Component Strength and Safety, Materials Technology and Joining Technology

Services

Based at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, the Steinbeis Transfer Center for Component Strength and Safety, Materials Technology and Joining Technology is an accredited test laboratory for materials and type testing according to:

  • DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018
  • DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 and the 93/42/EWG guideline (medical implants)

A list of accredited process and standards is provided in currently applicable accreditation certificates shown on the DAkkS website:

Services:

  • Determination of component and material properties
    • Strength behaviour and data for various damage mechanisms
    • Material properties and modelling for all established strength concepts
  • Determination of loadings
    • Experimental or numerical determination of component loading and deformations in service (e.g. strain measurements)
    • Derivation of loading spectra
  • Component safety analysis and preparation of surveys
  • Consulting services (e.g. material selection, strength optimization)
  • Technical seminars considering strength, material technology and damage analysis

Key Areas

Determination of component and material properties

  • Strength behaviour and data for various damage mechanisms
    • Forced fracture
    • Fatigue
    • Wear
    • Corrosion
    • Thermal loading
  • Material properties and modelling for all established strength concepts, also under consideration of environmental conditions (e.g. media, temperature)
    • Nominal stress concept
    • Local approach concept
    • Fracture mechanics concept
  • Examples for investigations:
    • Monotonic tensile or torsional tests
    • Fatigue tests with constand or variable amplitude loading (LCF, HCF, VHCF regime)
    • Fracture mechanics tests (fracture toughness, crack resistance curve, crack growth)

Determination of loadings

  • Experimental or numerical determination of component loading and deformation in service (e.g. strain measurements)
    • Determination of strains, deformation and stresses (strain gauge measurements, Finite Elements Method)
    • Residual stress measurements
    • Determination of loading (e.g. with calibrated components)
  • Derivation of loading spectra
    • Counting algorithms to evaluate time signals (e.g. Rainflow counting)
    • Determination of load spectra and power density spectra
    • Analyzing and preparation of test signals to resuce testing times (e.g. omission techniques)

Component safety analysis and preparation of surveys

  • Strength and life calculation based on all established strength concepts
    • Application and verification considering the state of the art or guidelines and rules (e.g. FKM guideline, IIW guideline)
    • Development of new strength calculation methods
  • Survey on damage analysis
    • Metallografic and fractografic investigations
    • Determination of damage root
    • Development and experimental verification of improvements
    • Avoidance of damage
  • Consulting Services
    • material selection
    • strength optimization
  • Technical seminars on strength, material technology and damage analysis

Further Contact Persons

Management and technical inquiries

Dr.-Ing. Stephan Issler
Stephan.Issler@bwf-esslingen.de
Mobile phone:  +49 170 271 5069

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Häfele
Peter.Haefele@bwf-esslingen.de
Mobile phone: +49 151 1612 5792

Administration and commercial inquiries

Gabi Jaiser (secretariat)
Gabi.Jaiser@bwf-esslingen.de
Phone: +49 7022 2798 56-54

Charlotte Ristic-Kuch (accounting)
Charlotte.Ristic-Kuch@bwf-esslingen.de
Phone: +49 7022 2798 56-63

Media

Steinbeis Transfer Magazine

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Contact

Seilerstraße 6, D-72622 Nürtingen
Phone: +49 7022 279856-54
E-mail: SU0502@stw.de
Management: Dr.-Ing. Stephan Issler
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Häfele
(Stand: 09/13/2022)

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