Fatigue is the resistance of a material to fail during cyclical loading.
Once a failure has occurred, our experienced metallurgical engineers can determine if the failure was due to fatigue, or other root causes, by performing a thorough and methodical failure analysis investigation.
Our team will guide you through the information, documentation, and sample collection process to provide the foundation for a successful investigation.
You can use us as an extension of your design team to select materials that are fit for the intended application, as well as for the stresses and environment they will be used in.
Materials selected can be verified for use and their endurance range by cyclical fatigue testing through a range of stresses for a varying number of cycles.
Examples of fatigue investigations include:
- Fatigue fracture of catalyst-coated fuel cell membranes
- Thermal cycling fatigue of SOFCs
- Performance due to Lithium Ion battery fatigue
- Hydrogen environment's effect on Austenitic Stainless Steels' fatigue performance.