We assess the influence of microstructures, internal stresses and damage on component functionality and life expectancy. We are particularly interested in linking specific analyses and experiments to advanced material models and in understanding the demands placed on our clients’ components. Our work is focused on modeling cyclical thermomechanical loads and on identifying the degradation mechanisms involved in corrosion, stress corrosion cracking and hydrogen embrittlement. In acute cases of damage, we can carry out surveys for our clients.
Simulation, identification and assessment of the microstructures and internal stresses related to manufacturing and loading
Investigations into material degradation through corrosion, stress corrosion cracking and hydrogen embrittlement
Identification of damage mechanisms associated with cyclical thermomechanical loads
Mechanism-based material models for time and temperature related plasticity and damage
Software for calculating life expectancy using finite elements programs
Damage analysis, identification of technical liability, surveys, development of new testing techniques
Construction of test rigs