Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation has a great potential for material tests in the field of fatigue and strength tests. The tests are carried out on the state of the art, universal sets of servo-hydraulic axial fatigue machines of such reputable brands as MTS and INSTRON.
The Institute has over 30 fatigue test stands in the load range from 500 N to over 250 kN.
Thanks to such selected test stands, it is possible to use various types of geometry of specimens, both small ones made of light alloys and large specimens made of super-durable aircraft alloys.

Main technical characteristics

Available laboratory equipment:
11 MTS 100 kN fatigue testing machines.
6 INSTRON 100 kN fatigue testing machines.
4 MTS 250 kN fatigue testing machines.
2 MTS 25 kN fatigue testing machines.
6 MTS 50 kN fatigue testing machines

Testing capabilities – fatigue and strength tests:
Test frequency up to 60 Hz.
Range of tests from -180°C to 1500°C.
Tests in the range of loads from 500N to 250 kN.
Strain-controlled tests up to 1 Hz.
HCF tests up to 60 Hz.
LCF tests up to 12 Hz.
Static tensile tests.
Testing in the field of fracture mechanics KIc, da / dN.
The ability to write individual complex programs that allow to simulate the real load course of the tested element in an unlimited way.
Tests at a constant ambient temperature thanks to specially designed air conditioning in the room where the test stands are located.
Power support system which allows to conduct continuous long-term tests without the risk of losing.

Operational Capacity

The temperature range of tests conducted from -180 ° C up to 1500 ° C. Extensometers for strain measurements are cooled by air or water.
A wide variety of mechanical tests methods provided, such as: low-cycle fatigue load-controlled tests (LCF), tensile test (TENSILE), high-cycle fatigue load-controlled tests (HCF), low-cycle tatigue strain controlled tests (SCLCF), fracture mechanic tests (KIc, da / dN, combined with the possibilities of testing at a broad range of temperatures of up to 1500 ° C, makes that the Institute is at the forefront of laboratories in the world.
Tests are performed in accordance with the universal standards, such as: ASTM E606, ASTM
E466, ASTM E399, ASTM E647 da / dN, and in accordance with the customer’s specifications.
To meet the requirements of our customers, all devices and measuring equipments are calibrated in accordance with generally used standards, such as: ASTM E4, ASTM E467, ASTM E83, ASTM E1012, ASTM E220, ASTM E574. The laboratories and personnel of the Institute have numerous certificates and diplomas confirming the highest competences.
Certificate of accreditation according to PN-EN ISO / IEC 17025: 2018 – number AB 792.
Certificate of qualification according S-400 specification – issued by GE Aviation.
Pratt & Whitney mechanical test certification.

Contact Information

Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation
al. Krakowska 110/114
02-256 Warsaw, Poland
central: (+48) 22 846 00 11
fax: (+48) 22 846 44 32
e-mail: ilot[at]ilot.lukasiewicz.gov.pl

KRS 0000862006, NIP 1070046338, PL 1070046338, Regon: 387193275
90 1240 6247 1111 0000 4977 2760

Directions to the bus stop “Instytut Lotnictwa”
by tram: 7, 9, 15
by bus: 141, 154, 317, N38, N88

Warsaw (Poland)