Failure Analysis

The consultants at Veryst provide failure and root cause analyses using core engineering disciplines to evaluate different failure scenarios.  Engineering specialties we apply to failure analyses include: mechanical engineering, materials science (metallurgy, ceramics, polymer science, composites), manufacturing technologies, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermal analysis, multiphysics, and advanced characterization and testing.   
 

Fracture surface
Fatigue fracture surface of 6061-T6 aluminum loaded under rotating bending

Industries served include:

  • Medical devices
  • Industrial equipment
  • Transportation (rail, trucking, automotive, aerospace)
  • Manufactured products ranging from consumer products to heavy equipment
  • Energy (utilities, material transport, extraction, and petrochemical)
  • Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and Sensors, microelectronic packaging

 

 

 

 

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