Expertise in the power generation sector has been gained through a range of software development and consultancy projects.
Our experience in this field has included studies involving conventional as well as nuclear power plants along with work on the transmission and distribution network.
Project work includes:
- assessment of defects that pass across the weld / base material fusion line
- fatigue and creep crack growth analysis for defects in high temperature nuclear power plant
- analysis of a variety of intact and cracked power plant components under pressure load and thermal transients (e.g. startup, shutdown scenarios)
- elastic and limit load analysis of cracked pipe intersections
Consultancy work in this area involving crack simulation is supported by our proprietary Zencrack software.