Element’s rotating beam fatigue testing services offer a straightforward methodology for flexural fatigue testing of metals at high test frequencies.
Rotating beam fatigue testing consists of a machined and polished rod which is rotated about its long axis while loaded as a beam. Testing durations can be predetermined, or samples can be run to fatigue failure. During testing, the specimen’s surface material is subject to the greatest amount of stress. This type of fatigue testing can be useful for determining properties of surface treatments or coatings.
From precision specimen machining and low stress grinding to testing and final reporting, Element’s Engaged Experts have the knowledge and experience to manage your rotating beam fatigue testing project from start to finish. Our capabilities include several unique rotating beam testing specifications, including ISO 1143, ASTM F1160, and various client-specific protocols.