Structural Materials and Integrity Research Centre
The research activities within the Structural Materials and Integrity Research Centre are focused primarily on the characterisation/behaviour of structural and functional materials, to enable the prediction of component/structure lifetimes.
In order to understand the fundamentals of complex material behaviour, the Centre includes technologists and scientists from a range of disciplines including electrochemistry, mechanical engineering, tribology and metallurgy.
Topics covered within the Centre include
- electrochemical scanning techniques to assess corrosion and durability
- fatigue/fracture and environment-assisted fatigue
- functionalised coatings for anti-corrosion, anti-fouling and anti-biotic applications
- ceramics and tribology
- joining processes, including welding and brazing