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Overview

We have world-class expertise in the areas of:

  • Mechanical characterisation of advanced structural materials
  • Academic interpretation of the mechanisms controlling material deformation and fracture

Professor Martin Bache’s involvement in the partnership with Rolls-Royce is used as a case study by the Research Councils UK.

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Our Research Areas

Our facilities

We have equipment for standard mechanical property assessment whilst at the same time addressing bespoke forms of specimen or sub-element testing where novel test development is required.

Our laboratories offer an extensive range of static and dynamic test rigs. 

Find out more about the facilities at the Institute of Structural Materials.