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.