Test field

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Test facilities

Over 1250 m² testing area

  • 6 machine beds on insulated foundations
  • 5 soundproof test boxes with machine beds and hydraulic units
  • 3 x 1 MW electrical power supply
  • Compressed air network with 6 and 16 bar rel with up to 2800 Nm³/h
  • Centralized hydraulic power supply

Over 50 custom-made scientific, component, prototype and system test benches

  • Frictional force test stands for rotary and translatory movements
  • Valve test bench (up to NG25 / 840 l/min)
  • Short time ageing test bench for hydraulic valves
  • 1 MW wind turbine gearbox
  • 1.2 MW wave energy test rig

Low-reflection measuring room on insulated foundation, 6.5 × 8 m

  • Sound pressure, power and intensity
  • Dynamic pressure pulsation
  • Vibration

Trafficable climate chamber, 4 × 4,8 × 3 m, -70 °C to +70 °C, 15 % to 95 % relative humidity

Oil laboratory for the determination of fluid parameters

Surface measuring room with

  • 3D confocal microscope
  • 3D touch probe
  • Roundness and microhardness measuring device

Mechanical and electrical workshop

 

Simulation

The ifas also focuses on simulative investigations of fluid power systems. The following simulation environments are available at the institute:

  • Abaqus
  • Ansys
  • AMEsim
  • DSHplus
  • First
  • Matlab/Simulink/SimScape
  • OpenFoam
  • PumpLinx
  • Solidworks