High Cycle Fatigue Testing (HCF)


Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research (WMT&R) provides customizable, high-volume, and extensive scope high cycle fatigue (HCF) testing which can determine fatigue strength of a particular material through a variety of applications including aerospace, automotive, power generation and oil and gas industries – providing you with analytical results to understand your material’s durability and intended capabilities.”

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  • Customizable, Standardized Testing Solutions For Fatigue Testing
  • Axial, 3-Point Bend, 4-Point Bend, Cantilever, and Rotating Beam Test Capabilities
  • ISO, ASTM and Customer-Specified Standardized Testing
  • Temperature Ranges from Cryogenic to 2400°F
  • Load Capacities Ranging from 25g to 1,000,000lbs


What Is High Cycle Fatigue Testing?

Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research (WMT&R) provides high cycle fatigue (HCF) services that can help in determining the fatigue strength of a particular material through a variety of tests including but not limited to:

  • Axial Fatigue (ASTM E466)
  • 3-Point Bend Fatigue
  • 4-Point Bend Fatigue
  • Cantilever Fatigue
  • Rotating Beam Fatigue (RR Moore style) 


High cycle fatigue testing is typically conducted on specimens in load/stress control to develop Stress-Life (S-N) Curves.  An S-N Curve is generated by testing samples at a constant load/stress and recording the number of cycles to failure.  The data is then compiled and a best trend fit is applied.  This establishes a relationship between a particular load/stress level and the fatigue life of the material. 


Why Use High Cycle Fatigue Testing?

Understanding this relationship of load/stress level and fatigue life can be imperative to performance of a proper material design for aerospace, aeronautic, automotive, motorsport, ministry of defense, oil/gas, and power generation industries.


High Cycle Fatigue Testing Solutions

WMT&R provides numerous customizable high cycle fatigue tests tailored to ISO and ASTM standards or specific product requirements.  Testing can be conducted at temperatures ranging from cryogenic to 2400°F and at load capacities ranging from 25g to 1,000,000lbs.

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