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Transportation


Every form of travel utilizes mechanical systems that have moving or exposed parts that can degrade for one reason or another. We have investigated small aircraft landing gear; helicopter rotors; diesel engines in high-speed marine craft and ferry transport vessels. Corrosion is a never-ending battle and diagnoses are important during the search for root causes.  Kent engineers are experts in defining material and mechanical degradation of systems, which include fatigue cracking, corrosion and wear.  Field evaluations and testing for cracks, loss of material and wear features are part of our initial investigations.  Kent engineers have evaluated bicycles, automobiles, motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs, locomotives, monorails, buses and a variety of truck trailer combinations for local and international manufacturers as well as insurance companies, contractors, equipment companies and the legal system.