Applied Research and Testing

Research, development, and testing of real-world solutions.

K&C’s advanced research supports the development of various products, including, for example: aerospace structures, protective systems, and manufacturing processes. Tests ranging from benchtop laboratory scale to full scale are used to validate product performance requirements. Test support includes: test planning as well as development of novel test equipment/facilities and instrumentation. K&C collaborates with Universities, DoE labs, as well as DoD organizations.

K&C’s Applied Research and testing services include:

  • Live Blast Testing and Simulation
  • Ballistic Impact and Penetration Testing and Simulation
  • Material Model Development (ductile and brittle)
  • Material Characterization Testing (metals, polymers, ceramics, composites)
    • Quasi-static tension and compression
    • Split-Hopkinson Bar (high strain rate)
    • Ultrasonic NDT
    • High Temperature Testing
    • Digital Image Correlation (DIC)
    • Shock and Impact Failure Analysis and Testing
  • System Optimization
  • FE and Meshfree Simulation Under Extreme Environments
  • Prototype Material Fabrication (3D Printing, Composite Vacuum Bagging)
  • Development, Farbrication, and Testing Novel Microarchitected Materials