New testing procedures at Southampton

two researchers smiling in front of test rig

CerTest Research Associate’s, Tobi Laux and Riccardo Cappello, have recently been visiting the University of Southampton from the University of Bristol. They are currently working on the development of a novel sub-component testing procedure that provides insights that cannot be obtained through traditional coupon or full-scale testing.

To achieve this, we are combining full-field imaging techniques such as Digital Image Correlation and Thermoelastic Stress Analysis to capture detailed information about the behaviour of materials under complex loading conditions.

The activity is conducted on a bespoke multiaxial test rig housed in the Large Structures Testing Laboratory (LSTL) at the University of Southampton, which requires the team to travel there regularly.