Airbus Defence and Space

ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENT TESTS

Pit, wall, tunnel test chamber

Test Means

Our facilities offer a pit, a wall, a tunnel and a test chamber to perform tests on large structures, connected to various pressurisation devices.

Features / technical details

Characteristics

Tests of structures under internal or external pressure conditions up to rupture.

*Means Performance*

PIT

  • Diameter: 7,5 m
  • Height: 7 m

HIGH PRESSURE CHAMBER

  • Ground Surface: 4,5 m x 3 m

TEST WALL

  • Combined Pressure/Force/Temperature loading capabilities
  • Temperatures power 1600 kVA
  • Tension 1000 kN
  • Compression 1000 kN
  • Bending Moment 1000 kNm
  • Shear Force 1000 kN to 1 m
  • Pressure: 30 Mpa
  • Specimen Size:

. Diametre: 3 m

. Hauteur: 6 m

ADDITIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Temperatures: IR ovens, thermal fluxes 1200 KW/m2
  • Force: tension/compression 20000 kN
  • Pressure levels: 200, 300, 1000 and 3500 bars pumps are available

SAFETY

Signalling, mechanical protections and operating rules implemented on site allow the performance of all tests with a high level of safety for all personnel with an effective risk management.