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Case Studies

  • 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?
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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 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).
  • NISRC-header-image-warehouse-1517x349px-web.jpg Expansion plans continue as NSIRC adds two new MSc coursesSeptember and October 2017 mark the start of two new MSc courses, as NSIRC continues its expansion plans. The courses in question, Engineering Leadership and Management and Oil and Gas Engineering, have proved popular choices with prospective...
  • d015566_014-nsirc-cambridge-header-1517x349px-web.jpg Five years of NSIRCAs this October will mark the fifth anniversary of NISRC's founding and delivery under contract (15 October 2012), this article takes a look at why and how NSIRC came into being and what have been it's goals and achievements to date.
  • NISRC-header-image-1517x349px-web.jpg Meet the NSIRC PhD students who arrived this summerStudents can begin their NSIRC PhD courses throughout the year and several have joined the organisation over the summer.
  • NSIRC student wins a CLAWAR Association Best Technical Paper AwardAt the 20th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR 2017), NSIRC PhD student Mahesh Dissanayake won in the 'Best Technical Paper' category for his research paper 'Development of a...
  • d015153_077-1517x349px.jpg NSIRC Photographic Competition InspirationWith the seasonal autumn colours starting to glow around the NSIRC and TWI site, and to celebrate the launch of our NSIRC Photographic Competition, NSIRC has collated a small selection of inspiring images, all taken onsite as at NSIRC and TWI.
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