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When large structures fail, the results can be catastrophic. All types of products and plant are at risk if designers, manufacturers and users do not understand how to build and operate structures safely. Moreover, failure mechanisms such as fatigue, creep and most importantly corrosion have a global cost of £1.6 trillion, the latter representing three per cent of the world’s GDP.

The National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) is advancing fundamental science for the safe operation of products and structures; developing innovative, fit-for-purpose technologies and design rules; and demonstrating solutions for long-term asset management. This includes structural health, condition monitoring and health management through user-led applications. Research focuses on these specific areas:    

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