Advanced materials involves the selection of the optimum materials and development of analytical methodologies to be used to ensure robust designs, whether they are for military systems or commercial products. The activities also address the nature of failure modes and mechanisms in existing designs and identify means to improve designs, and to mitigate failures with proper consideration of environmental severity, condition-based monitoring, and effective maintenance strategies. Analysis activities involve the modeling of failure mechanisms such as corrosion, relating material degradation as a function of operational and environmental stress.

Example Projects

Modeling and Simulation of Atmospheric Corrosion

Under this effort, Quanterion is developing an entirely new methodology to predict corrosion rates by considering the interaction of a metal surface with widely variable conditions including temperature, humidity, and pollutants including atmospheric chlorides, sulfides,…  Read More

Techniques to Evaluate Long-Term Aging of Systems (LAST)

Under this effort, a handbook was developed that focuses entirely on the effect that aging materials have upon the durability and reliability of structures and other mechanical components.  This effort specifically examined all major classes…  Read More

Mechanical Analysis and Other Specialized Techniques to Enhance Reliability (MASTER) Publication

In this project, Quanterion authored a mechanical reliability handbook stressing the proper application of materials by identifying critical failure mechanisms and analyzing their impact through a variety of empirical and physics of failure models.  The…  Read More

New Approach to Corrosion Design Study

In this effort, Quanterion conducted an assessment to determine whether any analytical methodologies developed and employed by the reliability engineering community could be employed to develop a new paradigm in corrosion prediction.  The assessment started…  Read More