Strength Tests and Environmental Simulations

Vehicle Elements – Thoroughly Checked and Ready for Operation

Thoroughly tested vehicle elements are much safer and get the required approval for the road easier too. Our staff can test components for you - from brake assemblies to chassis, steering units, and shock absorbers. Whether it’s laboratory or driving tests, strength tests, or environmental simulations - with our surveys and assessments, you are en route to national and international approval.

Benefits at a Glance

With strength tests and environmental simulations from TUV Rheinland:

  • Your products fulfill all necessary laws and regulations required for approval
  • You get one-stop shop service for laboratory and driving tests and environmental simulations
  • You benefit from fast and reliable testing and expert assessments due to our extensive experience and expertise in homologation, and due to our close cooperation with the motor transport authorities

Any questions? Would you like an individual, non-binding offer? Then write to us now. We will respond to your request as quickly as possible.

Services for Homologation of your Products

Our experts can provide comprehensive consulting and testing services. We can do the following:

  • Establish a homologation strategy together with our manufacturers, importers, and retailers – where necessary, we can also provide support for official producer status
  • Type testing in accordance with national and European regulations
  • Checks and road trials
  • Free economy assessments and partial assessments for applications for general operating permit (Allgemeine Betriebserlaubnis, or ABE) from motor transport authorities (for example, the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt, or KBA), or for the EC operating approval, EC-BE

Our Inspection Procedure

Load data identification for

  • Component stress, forces, moments, paths, and acceleration
  • Endurance tests on poor roadways
  • Field or fleet testing

Data evaluation and analysis

  • Visualization of results
  • Loading condition analysis
  • Counting, classification, and presentation of frequency distributions

Laboratory experiments

  • Static strength tests
  • Leak testing
  • Dynamic oscillation fatigue tests
  • Determination of fatigue
  • Experimental stress analysis
  • Stiffness measurements
  • Shaker tests
  • Temperature testing
  • Corrosion testing
  • Full vehicle conditioning
  • Tests on interior components

Serial tests

  • Airbag testing at high / low temperature, in the complete vehicle too
  • Product feature analysis
  • Error analysis

Any questions? Would you like an individual, non-binding offer? Then write to us now. We will respond to your request as quickly as possible.

Some of the Products we Test

  • Custom
  • Braking units
  • Luggage racks
  • Shock absorbers
  • Trailer hitches
  • Chassis
  • Steering wheel, steering column
  • Frame

Any questions? Would you like an individual, non-binding offer? Then write to us now. We will respond to your request as quickly as possible.