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Materials Integrity and Welding
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Published June 7, 2013

Our strength is the combination of numerical modeling and experimental testing and verification in all scales of applications.

The department has a strong mix of long-term competence building research projects with our industrial partners, and short-term industrial testing and verification projects. We have international materials technology expertise related to components and structures. Currently the oil and gas sector is the largest industrial market.

Research areas:

  • Welding and joining, Hyperbaric welding
  • Fracture and fatigue assessments
  • Hydrogen embrittlement
  • Drilling and mechanical rock excavation

Markets and applications:

  • Pipelines(subsea)
  • Offshore structures and components
  • Drilling tools and systems

Core competences:

  • Fracture mechanics
  • Fatigue
  • Physical metallurgy
  • Microstructural investigations

Contact: Magnus Eriksson