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Case Studies

Case Studies

  • Cooler tubesheet assembly FEA hydrotest stress intensity plot Structural integrity of heat exchangersHow long will they last? What stresses will they endure in service? How will they fail and what should be done to achieve a 25-year service life?
  • Railway track Crashworthiness of welded aluminium train carriagesTough questions and inadequate answers filled the rail safety debate in the 1990s shortly after a cluster of train accidents. The word 'crashworthiness' entered common speech and terms like, unzipping, brittle fracture and crumple zone were adopted...
  • Wind turbine Finite element analysis success for offshore wind turbinesA project carried out at NSIRC founder member TWI's Cambridge laboratories involved a company with interest in developing a structural monitoring system for wind turbine structures.
  • NSIRC student Anna Anna WojdyłaWith the help of a major award from the Government's Regional Growth Fund (RGF), NSIRC opened its doors in May this year to its first PhD student, Anna Wojdyla.
  • Warren Bath - NSIRC MSc student Warren BathFollowing over two years in industry, and achieving a BEng in Motorsport Engineering, Warren Bath embarked on an MSc in Structural Integrity at the National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC).