Our machine has now been equipped with a control system from Inersjö systems AB consisting of a dooli control and Inersjö software. It is a nice system since it is open and we can design our testing as we like. Our contact at Inersjö, Lasse Miettunen, shared his knowledge and gave a few lectures to explain the … Continue reading “Control system”
We have a lot of work a head of us so today I made an overview of the different parts. I also added some motivating milestone celebrations to force ourselves to take a step back and try to focus on all that has been done instead of putting all energy thinking about all not getting done. It is important … Continue reading “Planning for success”
This faithful old servant will join us in the lab. Getting it in place in the lab was not easy. Luckily, we good some help! The machine is an Instron 8561 with an electric actuator and is perfect for low-cycle fatigue testing. Next up is a makeover.
Inspection of our new lab! Looks as if we have some cleaning to do.
Today is the official start of the project with Scania. Corrosion fatigue testing in temperatures up to 1000 degrees couldn’t be so hard, could it? Well, the answer is yes. Our plan was to perform the tests at a test institute and focus on the post-analysis here at KTH. It turned out that no one could … Continue reading “Have we bitten off more than we can chew?”