Hexapod for multi-axial fatigue testing 

Themes: Structural Engineering, Water & Maritime


This hexapod enables superior physical simulation of multi-axial fatigue in metal structures, enhancing model certainty and thus improve design quality. This increases safety and enables optimisation of maintenance and repair, ultimately reducing costs, downtime and risks.


The unique hexapod is able to apply multiaxial and non-proportional loading of up to 1 MN on a test piece of 1 m3. Forces can be applied with a frequency of up to 30 Hz, simulating a typical 20 year service lifespan of structures in one month.

Ir. Paula van Lieshout


Prof. dr. ir. Mirek Kaminski

Dr. ir. Henk den Besten