Subject group leader: Dr George Haritos
The Automotive Engineering group offers commercial expertise in:
Collectively the group has extensive experience in the automotive and motor-sport sectors. A focus on innovative technologies associated with the alternative propulsion technologies such as fuel cell technology and electric vehicles.
Within Mechanical Engineering we are able to support:
A local company manufacturing vehicle suspension components were experiencing failures of their component once fitted to the vehicle. They contracted the University of Hertfordshire for the purpose of investigating the cause of failure.
The investigation used dye penetrant and scanning electron microscopy techniques to identify that cyclic bending stresses during service were almost certainly the cause of the initiation of a fatigue crack at the welded interface between the tube and lug.
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