We perform a wide range of investigation, analysis, modeling, evaluation and quantification services to assist government and private-industry clients.
We conduct detailed investigations in support of the material design and development process. These include virtual prototyping of functionally graded and composite materials designed for specific properties, such as acoustic cloaking or thermal barrier coatings.
We provide analysis and design support for light-weighting efforts for automobiles and other transport vehicles. This includes sheet-metal forming and ductile-fracture analysis for new materials – high-strength steel, aluminum and others – used by the automotive industry.
We develop advanced, multi-scale constitutive models to simulate thermomechanical nonlinear behavior and failure of various structural materials. These include metals, composites, hybrids, polymers, granular geo-materials and foams, as well as welded and bonded joints, and other structural materials.
Our life-cycle evaluations of structural materials include analysis of fatigue and long-term environmental effects such as corrosion and aging. Quantification of these effects can lead to increased safety and reduced inspection costs. We also perform failure analysis for structural materials.
We develop reliability-based frameworks for additively and traditionally manufactured materials and investigate microscopic failure mechanisms.
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