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Helping customers reach their design & engineering goals

OCAS has a long standing track record in conducting co-engineering projects with customers in a wide variety of market segments, including agricultural machinery, transportation, heating ventilation and air conditioning, and…

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Help needed for your forming processes?

Thanks to our expertise in finite element simulation, our in-depth knowledge of steel grades and of the deep-drawing process, OCAS selects the best solution – thickness and steel grade selection…

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Microstructure-based models predict abrasion of high strength steels

When striving for material and process optimisation, traditional constitutive mechanical material models lack knowledge on material microstructural parameters such as grain size, shape, orientation, etc. Whereas micromechanical models are reliable…

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MSC has held a successful second structural integrity seminar

In the afternoon of May 18th the partners of the Metal Structures Centre organised their second seminar on structural integrity of metal structures. Over 60 people joined to listen to…

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OCAS’s unique fatigue testing technique drives new Carbon Trust programme

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator announced a new project, Improved Fatigue Life of Welded Jacket Connections (JaCo), to cut the cost of offshore wind by optimising the design of…

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Bending can be fatiguing

The use of high-strength steel in structural components is becoming more and more attractive. For weight-saving reasons, typical applications include telescopic cranes, tippers, trucks and trailers. However, in spite of…

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Classification of OCAS outdoor exposure site

In addition to being a test site for long term outdoor exposure for test samples, OCAS has been monitoring the necessary weather conditions in order to classify this outdoor exposure…

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Outdoor soil corrosion site now available

To better predict the lifetime of coated structures, OCAS is now capable of getting data from both its outdoor exposure site as well as from its brand new outdoor soil…

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Corrosion modelling tool facilitates smart metallic coating design

Metallic coating development takes a long time and is expensive because of the long-term corrosion testing in both lab and outdoor conditions. So, simulation-assisted engineering could lead to significant acceleration…

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Is a crack the end of life?

Many structures and components are used longer than their design life, or operate in conditions different from what was originally expected. As consequence, defects like cracks can be present and…

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Providing technical solutions to the energy market

OCAS is a solution provider in the energy market. Our services include technical support, failure investigation, research & development, finite element modelling, and materials testing. Results are obtained in such…

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