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Beam fatigue apparatus

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Contact details

Poot, M.R. ing.
Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CiTG), Road and Railway Engineering
Stevinweg 1, 2628CN Delft
Tel : +31 (0)15 27 86536
E-mail : M.R.Poot@tudelft.nl
Website : Open website

General Information


Beam fatigue apparatus


The Beam Fatigue Apparatus comprises a cradle with pneumatic lateral positioning and clamping and a digital servo-controlled pneumatic actuator built into the base. The beam cradle has been designed to subject an asphalt beam specimen to 4 point bending with free rotation and horizontal and translation of all load and reaction points as shown above.


CiTG, Stevin Lab II, Asphalt Lab

Key words:

flexural bend, asphalt, pavement, pneumatic

Main application:

To perform fatigue life testing of asphalt beams subjected to repeated flexural bending.

Instrument specification

Industrial Process Control Ltd

Beam fatigue apparatus

Max Force:
5 kN

Max Frequency:
8 Hz

Temperature cabinet range:
0 to 600C

Specimen size:
400 x 50 x 60 mm