FORCE Technology

Facility Specifications

  • Testing and analysis of polymers and composites: testing the resistance to weather and light stability of materials under various conditions as well as the strength of joints and adhesions. Determining the adhesion of protective paints or coatings and performing accredited measurements of surface tension on solids and liquids. 
    Test and analysis of polymers and composites
  • Surface characterization laboratory: Equipment for surface characterization and analysis. The equipment covers 3D-microscopy, electron microscopy and X-ray analysis.
    Surface characterisation laboratory
  • Materials examination – concrete and brickwork: microstructural analysis of thin sections or more extensively through scanning electron microscopy (SEM) as well as chemical analysis and physical testing to determine a material’s remaining service life or suitability for a given purpose. 
    Materials examination and consultancy - Concrete and brickwork
  • Fatigue testing of materials and joints: test machines operating at high and low frequencies to generate fatigue curves for testing the ability of joints or other components to withstand the continuous influence of stresses and corrosion.
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  • Mechanical testing: from conventional tensile testing of materials or other products to advanced test methods such as Fracture Toughness Testing.
    Mechanical testing
  • Corrosion tests: salt chamber, weight loss, electrochemical, ASTM G48 tests.
  • Wind tunnels: experimental investigations of issues related to civil engineering, including structures.
    Wind tunnels
  • Component & Substructure Testing Centre: full-scale climatic test chamber, realistic atmospheric sea conditions (temperature, humidity and salt water) can be simulated for small and large components.
  • Mechanical testing of sub-components: mechanical test bench for determining the simple strain robustness or fatigue resistance of large components. The test bench has a large strong floor and interrelated reaction walls along two sides of the plane, enabling it to test full-size structures with a three-dimensional stress set-up relevant structures exposed simultaneously to waves, wind and alternating rotating loads.
    Component & Substructure Testing Centre


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