Structural Materials Group

The Structural Materials Group provides standard reference materials, calibration and measurement services, and data for predicting structural materials reliability with emphasis on fracture, fatigue, defect detection and life prediction and develops and standardizes mechanical test methods, and makes non-standard large-scale measurements that match real-world constraint conditions, in environments that represent extreme as well as typical operat

Also develops measurement methods and calibration standards for detection and characterization of materials features that degrade the structural reliability of materials and their joints, including defects, flaws, cracks, corrosion, etc. The group assesses the role of materials in structural reliability as well as life prediction, and conducts failure analyses post-mortem to assist Government agencies, industry, and universities and to increase predictability of structural reliability.


Projects and Programs


  • Structural Materials GroupNick Barbosa, Group Leader
    325 Broadway, MS 647
    Boulder,CO 80305
    303-497-3445 Office
    303-497-6682 Fax