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Mechanical Testing and Inspection Techniques <img alt="" src="" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Testing and Inspection TechniquesMechanical Testing and Inspection Techniques <h3>Mission:</h3><p>Non Destructive and destructive testing techniques cooperate to measure, in a multidisciplinary frame the main mechanical and thermal properties of materials and components. </p><div><br></div><h3>Goals:</h3><p></p><p>The TIMT laboratory boasts consolidated expertise in the field of mechanical testing in both static and dynamic regimes even in special thermal conditions, in agreement with the main ASTM standards. Besides classic devices for deformation measurement, also optical methods based on Digital Image Correlation for the 3D vision of the deformation states of the tested materials are used. In addition, Non Destructive Testing by classical methods based on Ultrasonics as well as techniques based on Infrared Thermography are used for the integrity verification of components and structures. The latter is also used to carry out the Thermal Stress Analysis, as well as for the estimation of thermophysical properties of the materials, such as the diffusivity and thermal conductivity. </p><p>All the available testing and analysis techniques have the purpose of cooperating in the structural characterization of materials and components, in particular for the determination of the properties so-called admissible. This knowledge together with the verification and the validation of the numerical tools for structural analysis is a fundamental capability for the definition of an appropriate design criteria, which takes also into account the peculiarities of the failure modes of the components under investigation.</p><div><br></div><h3>Research Topics:</h3><ul><li><p>Measure techniques of the materials mechanical admissible;</p></li><li><p>Non Destructive Inspection by Infrared Thermography;<br></p></li><li><p>No contact techniques for thermal properties measuring;<br></p></li><li><p>Optical techniques for displacement and deformation measuring.<br></p></li></ul><div><br></div>