Cases

SOCORRO – Seeking Out Corrosion, before it is too late

An often underestimated threat to our economy is steel corrosion, in any kind of industry where water meets steel: the maritime sector, ports, water purification plants, energy production, offshore renewable…

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Significantly reduce the number of experimental welding tests

Process simulation is to be understood as a virtual sequence of the process that aims to determine geometrical, metallurgical and technological process results. The simulations allow faster and more precise…

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Innovative materials’ screening to meet our customer’s challenges

DEME offshore explains the benefits of working with OCAS.

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Accelerating research towards a new generation of lightweight tough steels

Triggered by environmental issues, the market has an interest in product development of lightweight heavy gauge steels (t ≥ 5 mm), mainly for other than automotive applications. In view of…

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Sour corrosion testing at your service

Increased demand for energy pushed the oil & gas sector to shift activities to deeper and harsher production environments. An increasing number of wells contain considerable amounts of hydrogen sulphide…

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MaDurOS – a private public partnership for material durability breakthroughs in challenging operational conditions

The offshore environment puts severe durability requirements on materials. One of its main inherent characteristics is that material is often exposed to several environmental conditions simultaneously: corrosive environment, fatigue loading,…

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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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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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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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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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