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  • NSIRC student with Christoph Weisner NSIRC welcomes its first PhD studentThe National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) based at TWI near Cambridge, opened its doors for business on 1 May 2013 by welcoming its first PhD student. 01 May 2013
  • TWI Bevan Braithwaite building SIRF Drives £150m Structural Integrity InitiativeIn early November TWI welcomed the announcement by the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to support our plans to establish a £90m TWI Structural Integrity Research Foundation (SIRFTM). 27 March 2013
  • Wind turbine 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. 08 March 2013
  • Railway track 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... 08 March 2013
  • Cooler tubesheet assembly FEA hydrotest stress intensity plot 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? 08 March 2013
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