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Postgraduate research into Structural Integrity

National Structural Integrity Research Centre MSc and PhD students have written many high quality journal articles, conference papers, theses and dissertations.

These publications present cutting edge research that contributes to the advancement of the field of structural integrity, through the development of new concepts and methods.


Here is the problem that industry is facing...

When large structures fail, the results can be catastrophic. All types of products and plant are at risk if designers, manufacturers and users do not understand how to build and operate structures safely.

Failure mechanisms, such as fatigue, creep and corrosion, have a global cost of £1.6 trillion, the latter representing three per cent of the world’s GDP.

Through our degree programmes, NSIRC MSc research and structural integrity PhD students are advancing fundamental science for the safe operation of products and structures.

NSIRC students are developing:

  • Innovative technologies and design rules
  • Demonstrating solutions for long-term asset management
  • Structural health monitoring systems
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Fracture mechanics

This includes structural health, condition monitoring and health management through user-led applications.