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National Structural Integrity Research Centre

The National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) is a state-of-the-art postgraduate engineering facility established and managed by TWI as structural integrity specialists.

NSIRC unites academia and industry, working closely with lead academic partner Brunel University London and more than 20 other respected universities, as well as founder sponsors BP and the Lloyd's Register Foundation. This collaborative approach provides academic excellence to address the need for fundamental research, as well as high-quality, industry-relevant training for the next generation of structural integrity engineers.

NSIRC advances fundamental research to support the following objectives:

  • Safe operation of products and structures
  • Development of  innovative, fit-for-purpose technologies and design rules
  •  Engineering solutions for long-term asset management

To achieve these objectives, NSIRC is pursuing advancements in areas including risk-based management, engineering critical assessment, non-destructive testing, structural health and condition monitoring, and health management for use in industrial applications.

NSIRC is funded by:

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