Business unit Aviation



Test laboratories observing standard climatic conditions are equipped with

  • Universal testing machines
  • Servo-hydraulic testing facilities
  • Drop-tower test benches
  • Multiaxial test bench
  • Split Hopkinson bar (for tension and pressure)
  • Climatic chambers for expanded measuring ranges
  • Light-gas accelerators
  • Crash Center of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft with its research crash-test facility and component crash-test facility for structures and components up to a height of four meters  
  • Lighting-strike test bench for plates and small components 

  • High-speed video systems
  • Acceleration sensors
  • VISAR (velocity interferometer)
  • Flash X-ray
  • High-speed infrared cameras

  • Microtomography (µCT): MacroScience CT-500 and CT-350
  • Ultrasonics (up to 16 mm CFRP)
  • Thermography
  • Optical microscopy
  • Acoustic microscopy
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • Laser scanning microscopy (LSM)
  • Atomic force microscopy (AFM)

  • Microsection
  • Mechanical (DMS/strain gauges) and optical deformation measurement (DIC)
  • Mechanical and optical extensometers
  • Force sensors
  • Temperature measurement
  • Current and voltage measurement