Thermal Shock Test

This test simulates the thermal stress on the product and the component caused by shock-like temperature changes. This serves to safeguard the component against thermally induced defects, e.g. cracking in soldered, bonded and welded joints as well as on seals and housings. Adhesive, bonded and welded joints as well as seals and housings. Thermal shock tests are usually carried out in a multi-chamber thermal shock system in which the test specimen is mechanically transferred from the hot chamber to the cold chamber and back again. The usual transfer time is less than 10 seconds. Basic test standards are DIN EN 60068-2-14 and ISO 16750-4. In the automotive standards LV124, VW 80000, GS 95024-3-1 and MBN 10306 this test is known as K-05 and K-16.