Fatigue strength

Article: Fatigue strength

Strength test bed
Location

Minden, Pionierstraße 10

OperationStrength and function tests for components of vehicles and permanent ways
Equipment
  • Task-specific test arrangements
Testing conditions
  • Dynamic forces up to 600 kN
  • Static forces up to 4 MN

Redouane Dali

DB Systemtechnik GmbH

Pionierstr. 10
32423 Minden
Germany


Bogie frame test stand
Location:

Minden, Pionierstraße 10

Operation:Bogie frame
Testing conditions

EN 13749

  • Dynamic forces up to 600 kN
  • Static forces up to 4 MN
Equipment:Load portal and freely selectable load force supports

Redouane Dali

DB Systemtechnik GmbH

Pionierstr. 10
32423 Minden
Germany

Rotational bending fatigue test rig

Location

Minden, Pionierstraße 10

OperationFatigue resistance and crack progression tests on wheels and shafts
EquipmentPrestressed bed with out-of-balance excitation

Testing conditions

  • EN 13261 and EN 13262
  • Rotational bending force (level and frequency depend on the object to be tested)

Markus Kohn

DB Systemtechnik GmbH

Pionierstr. 10
32423 Minden
Germany

Window test bed 

Location

Minden, Pionierstraße 10

OperationAll types of side window
EquipmentPressure chambers of different sizes
Testing conditions
  • UIC 566
  • Dynamic pressures up to 10 kPa
  • Frequencies up to 10 Hz
  • Sinusoidal and square-wave signal

Markus Kohn

DB Systemtechnik GmbH

Pionierstr. 10
32423 Minden
Germany

Axle box test bed

Location

Minden, Pionierstraße 10

OperationAxle box
EquipmentTest bed shafts with diameters of 120 mm, 130 mm and 150 mm

Testing conditions

  • EN 12082
  • Speed up to 3,000 rpm (500 km/h)
  • Axle load up to 27 t
  • Headwind simulation at 20°C

Heiko Sassenberg

DB Systemtechnik GmbH

Pionierstraße 10
32423 Minden
Germany

Pressure test bed

Location

Minden, Pionierstraße 10

OperationBodies
EquipmentModular pressure frame 

Testing conditions

  • EN 12663-1 and -2
  • Static forces up to 2,000 kN
  • Lift forces/stroke motions up to 400 mm

Maximilian Bechert

DB Systemtechnik GmbH

Pionierstraße 10
32423 Minden (Westf)
Germany

Shunting test bed 

Location

Minden, Pionierstraße 10

Operation

Rail vehicles, load securing
EquipmentShunting test bed
Testing conditions
  • EN 12663-1 and -2
  • Vehicle speeds up to 15 km/h

Maximilian Bechert

DB Systemtechnik GmbH

Pionierstraße 10
32423 Minden (Westf)
Germany

Screw test bed
Location

Minden, Pionierstraße 10

Operation

Measurement of torques, pre-tensioning force and rotation angle

Calculation of friction coefficients

Equipment
  • Task-specific test setups
  • Screw connections M 8 to M 24, also special forms
Testing conditions
  • DIN EN ISO 16047

Peter Heese

DB Systemtechnik GmbH
Betriebsfestigkeit und Simulation

Pionierstraße 10
32423 Minden
Germany