Cyclic fatigue testing is one of the many services offered by Applied Technical Services’ Mechanical Testing department. Our advanced laboratory is fully equipped to assist clients in verifying their material or equipment’s compliance with applicable standards and specifications. We also offer failure analysis, metallurgical analysis, chemical analysis, and more.
The Role of Cycles in Fatigue Testing
ATS Fatigue Test Machine Capabilities
Cyclic fatigue tests can vary in frequency from high-cycle to low-cycle. High-cycle fatigue (HCF) tests often have many thousands or millions of cycles and are designed for low amplitude and high frequency. Components subjected to high-cycle testing can experience elastic deformation, where the material can recover its original shape. Conversely, Low-cycle fatigue (LCF) tests typically have hundreds or a few thousand cycles and are characterized by high amplitude and low frequency. Components in low-cycle testing often experience plastic deformation, meaning that they are permanently deformed.