Post Test Analysis
SMaRT provides the unique advantage of working alongside an academic team from Swansea University, who have world class expertise in the mechanical characterisation of advanced structural materials. This enables SMART to deliver complex testing solutions and provide detailed post-test analysis.
The facility houses a comprehensive metallography
suite for microstructural analysis pre and post test and
advanced analysis tools include digital, optical and
electron microscopy, along with a 3D scanner. In
addition, a finite element modelling capability is
available to support stress analysis of specimen and
sub-element geometries, plus predictions of
mechanical performance. Models to describe complex
creep-fatigue interactions have been developed to
predict cyclic deformation and crack propagation
based on laboratory generated constitutive behaviour.