Climatic Testing

Combined Environment Testing

Guarantee the quality of your products

Guarantee the quality of your products

What is Combined Environment Testing and why is it important?

Combined environment testing combines both climatic and mechanical (vibration and shock) testing. Combined environment testing is a key part of qualification testing for Aerospace and Defense equipment. TÜV SÜD can offer combined temperature and vibration testing as well as shock to simulate real-world conditions.

Why choose TÜV SÜD for Combined Environment Testing?

TÜV SÜD has the unique ability to be able to manufacture bespoke thermal hoods to work in tandem with any of our electrodynamic and hydraulic shakers, in the past we have even carried out combined tensile load and temperature environments..

We can provide manufacturers with the following testing services:

  • Vibration at temperature
  • Shock at temperature
  • Steady state temperature profiles
  • Temperature cycling profiles

We provide testing for temperature to many specifications including the following common standards:

  • IEC 60068

  • RTCA/DO-160

  • MIL-STD-810

  • DEF-STAN 00-35

  • ISTA

  • ASTM

  • ETSI


All the above standards can be combined with temperature profiles, customer defined and response defined profiles can also be combined with temperature which are not bound to specifications.

Any test not on our UKAS scope which is within our capability can be added quickly through our flexible schedule, which is a rare privilege granted to us by our accrediting authority.


  • 4 electrodynamic shakers (3 axes, with respect to gravity) - Largest electrodynamic shaker: 160kn thrust, 1500 x1500mm slip table
  • 1 hydraulic shaker
  • Up to 7-tonne load capacity
  • All electrodynamic shakers capable of 2 inch pk-pk displacement
  • Up to 64 measurement channels
  • Bespoke thermal hood manufacture with temperature range of -60 to +100⁰C
  • Up to 32 thermocouple channels logged
  • Bespoke fixture design


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