Destructive Examinations

Destructive Examinations

At IIA, our destructive tests are carried out to the specimen's failure, in order to understand a specimen's performance or material behavior under different loads. These tests are generally much easier to carry out, yield more information, and are easier to interpret than non-destructive testing.

Analyzing and documenting the destructive failure mode is often accomplished using a high-speed camera recording continuously (movie-loop) until the failure is detected. Detecting the failure can also be accomplished using a sound detector or stress gauge which produces a signal to trigger the high-speed camera. Our high-speed cameras have advanced recording modes to capture almost any type of destructive failure.

After the failure, the high-speed camera will stop recording and the captured images can be played back in slow motion showing precisely what happens before, during and after the destructive event, image by image. IIA has field offices across the United States and Canada that can help you with all your destructive testing needs.

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