Specimen Self-Heating Control (SSHC) is a powerful add-on for WaveMatrix™ software. This module is specifically designed to increase throughput and consistency during fatigue testing of composites and polymers by optimizing the test frequency.
With an easy to use interface, SSHC allows users to simply set and control a target temperature to within ± 0.5°C, based on a specimen temperature input from a thermocouple or infrared thermometer. A stable temperature is maintained throughout the test by automatically adjusting the test frequency.
SSHC is fully compatible with WaveMatrix Calculation and Advanced Control modules.
Allows your test to run the maximum frequency at all times, while keeping specimen temperature constant.
Control of specimen temperature reduces variances in test results caused by specimen heating effects.
Shorter test duration reduces energy consumption.
In case studies SSHC has reduced the total test time for a fatigue life curve (S-N curve) by more than 25%.