Material behaviors and properties depend on a material’s stress state, temperature, and loading rate, among other physical and environmental factors. K&C conducts a thorough suite of dynamic characterization experiments to measure the mechanical response of materials through non-destructive evaluation/testing (NDE/NDT), quasi-static testing, and dynamic testing across a broad range of conditions.
Experimental data generated by K&C can be used for a variety of applications including validating material performance, quantifying design-basis material properties, including the failure properties, up to developing accurate physics-based constitutive or engineering-level models.
K&C has worked with and tested a wide variety of materials for the aerospace, construction, consumer products, defense, energy, manufacturing, and medical/biomedical industries. Click below to learn more about some of the materials K&C has characterized.