Testing and qualification

NCCEF focuses on the testing and evaluation of coupons, elements, details, sub-components and some small full-scale components.  This includes:

  • Basic production testing
  • Manufacturing process equivalence testing and certification
  • Verification of third party data
  • Product performance certification
  • Process evaluation and certification
  • One stop shop certification

Testing for database development is focused on coupon samples where currently huge amounts of data are required to produce design allowables as part of a building-block approach. The ability to test under different environmental conditions with pre-conditioning is crucial in satisfying international agency regulations. Non-destructive testing is serviced by employing traditional methods alongside newer and more advanced inspection techniques, including real time structural health monitoring (SHM).

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