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Fracture and Mechanical Testing Laboratory

Fracture and Mechanical Testing
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The Fracture and Mechanical Testing Laboratory is used for fracture toughness, tensile and large-scale and pressure testing, all at a range of strain rates and test temperatures. It is also used for all mechanical testing in a seawater environment.

The key industry benefits from this laboratory are the generation of characterisation, comparison and/or proof data for materials in terms of fracture toughness, strength, static and cyclic behaviour in seawater, pressure performance and creep properties.  The results of these tests are mainly used for material validation and integrity assessment.

Equipment factsheets

750 joule Charpy impact testing machine

High-rate servo-hydraulic test machine

See here for a full list of TWI equipment.

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