Durability refers to the number of operating cycles that a product or equipment can be repaired or replaced before its replacement. The durability of many products is thus used in the relevant standards. In addition, the concept of durability in enterprises is used for specifically defined operational performance.
For example, in the IEC 60947-1 standard for electrical durability, the number of duty cycles per load corresponding to the service conditions given in the relevant product standard with respect to the electrical abrasion resistance of a product is an expression of the durability of this product.
Mechanical durability, in terms of mechanical abrasion resistance, is the number of unloaded operating cycles that a mechanical part of a product or equipment can perform before maintenance, repair or part replacement is required.
Durability tests are typically tests to determine whether a product or material can withstand the process load expected to last for a long time. During durability tests, possible damages are identified. Performance quality is sometimes assessed during durability tests.
Durability tests are applied to measure the response of a tested product or material under potentially simulated conditions for a certain period of time and a certain threshold. Observations recorded during these tests are used to further improve the parameters of the product or material being tested.
The durability test involves examining the products withstand a very large load over a long period of time and measuring the response parameters under these conditions. Performance quality is made to ensure that after a long load period, both the result and response times are reduced by a percentage of the values at the beginning of the test. The first time any product or material is tested, it can perform exactly as expected. However, when tested consecutively for a period of time, it may begin to show malfunctions and failures and cause the system to crash or malfunction.
In short, durability tests, which are important among mechanical tests, are carried out to measure the elastic and non-elastic behavior of a material when a force is applied using standard test methods defined by domestic and foreign organizations. The purpose of these tests, as with all materials in any context, is to understand and estimate the service behavior and performance of a product or material. Durability, an important material property, is required to help identify appropriate materials, compositions and designs. These test results are the most accurate data to assess success in production techniques or improvement processes. It is the basis of the most accurate decisions in the selection of rational materials and methods. Whether a material is suitable for maintaining certain mechanical applications and specific parameters such as elasticity, tensile strength, elongation, hardness, fracture toughness, impact strength and tensile fracture are measured only with durability tests.
Durability tests have been standardized by different international standardization bodies. For example, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the American Testing and Materials Authority (ASTM) are the leading ones.
The main strength tests for various industries are abrasion, water permeability, water absorption, freezing and thawing, wetting and drying, temperature and humidity impact, fire, expansion and shrinkage, capillary and creep.
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