Experimental investigation is an essential issue in the frame of supporting our customers in design and innovation. Lab testing is required to characterize the properties of the components of interest, to fulfill the standards requirements, to apply assessment procedures prescribed in fitness-for-service guidelines and to validate numerical models.

In this frame ASTARTE owns advanced capabilities including testing design, execution and data interpretation. The close cooperation with the laboratories of the Department of Mechanical, Chemical and Material Engineer of the University of Cagliari makes available high-cut competences and advanced testing machines.

  • facilities for material mechanical characterization: servo-hydraulic machines, servo-electrical machines, drop weight tear test rig;
  • non-destructive investigation: x-ray and ultrasonic inspection, optical 3D deformation analysis (DIC), interferometric systems;
  • technical acoustics.