Failure analysis

Do You Need

• To know the root cause of why your component, structure or plant failed?
• To know what causes your decrease in production yield?
• To know whether your component or structure sustained damage during operations that exceeded the operational limits?
• A second opinion, an independent expert or report on failure analysis?
• Recommendations to prevent failure in the future?

We Have

• A Test House specialized in material research and engineering failure analysis on complex components
• Over 60 years of experience in aerospace and defense industry that strives for the highest safety standards
• Extensive knowledge on failure modes of materials with a specialization in:
-- structural materials
-- high temperature materials (Ni-, Co- and Ti-alloys)
-- composites
• Equipment for mechanical testing, materials analysis and fractography, which enable full analysis capabilities:
-- Dynamic and static test machines
-- Optical- and scanning electron microscopes (SEM)
-- Energy dispersive analysis of X-rays in the SEM (EDX, for analysis of the chemical composition)
-- Non-destructive testing
• Experts that do not only have the necessary know how for interpretation of the results, but who can also perform simulations to get a better insight into the overall problem
• Experts that are able to combine their knowledge on materials, production techniques and problem solving to determine the root cause of decreased production yields
• Quality assurance, traceability and reports that meet the highest international standards and give recommendation to prevent failures in the future

Related Capabilities

Gas Turbine Performance and Design
Gas Turbines
Metals and coatings

Structural integrity
Structures testing and evaluation


Material and Failure Analysis [1,741 KB]
Life of Gas Turbine Components [844 KB]
High Temperature Test Facilities [1,035 KB]
Scanning Electron Microscope [3,946 KB]

Micro-mechanical test facility [1,466 KB]
Structures Testing - Equipment Overview [1,446 KB]
Mechanical Test Laboratory [979 KB]
Accredited Calibration and Test Facilities [1,202 KB]

Relevant Issues

Corrosion analysis
Failure analysis

Forensic engineering
Material analysis

Metallurgical services