In analyzing a failure or accident, additional examination of the evidence and/or testing may be required. AEGI has a well equipped inspection area, as well as the capability to design and conduct testing, and re-creations of events. Our materials laboratory is equipped to handle the most detailed examinations.
AEGI has conducted numerous instrumented tests. Projects have included the following:
High speed and low speed vehicle crash tests, involving automobiles and motorcycles.
Vehicle roll-over tests
Operational tests of various appliances
Burn rate and timing tests on stoves
UL tests of various components
Various recreations of accident situations
AEGI has a well equipped materials laboratory. The major capabilities are as follows:
Microscopy – AEGI has a stereomicroscope, metallograph, and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) capabilities. The SEM also has Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS), which can qualitatively and semi-quantitatively identify elements in a sample. These allow AEGI to analyze any flaws in a material as well as examine fracture surfaces to determine the failure origin as well as the mode.
Metallography – The materials laboratory has all the necessary equipment for metallographic sample preparation and analysis to include metalized and carbon sputter coating capabilities.
Mechanical Properties Analysis – This allows AEGI to determine the properties of a material, or to determine if a material meets a suppliers product specifications. AEGI has the following equipment.
Portable Radiographic (x-ray) machine
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