In 2012 Phoenix successfully bid to design and build the prestigious Forge Simulator for the AFRC Catapult centre linked to Strathclyde University.
High Temperature Corrosion Fatigue
The technical requirements included a 100kN load capacity machine, fitted with an environmental chamber to allow the testing in a corrosive gas environment at up to 1000°C, strain measurement using an extensometer and access to video the fatigue sample during the test. This all had to fit in a concrete bunker with limited head room.
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