SeaPower’s staff have proven expertise in the design, analysis, fabrication, assembly, integration and testing of wind turbine’s blades, wind turbines scaled and full scale prototype, marine system scaled and full scale prototype, and other complex mechanical systems. SeaPower has a rich history of employing test to evaluate product performance, generate design criteria for new product development, improve operation, verify program requirements, and correlate finite element models to measured parameters. SeaPower’s Test Group provides rapid-response solutions to engineering challenges in the following areas:
Finite Element Analysis methods are fundamental in today’s engineering world, playing an ever increasing role in the design of mechanical structures.
The testing of physical structures plays an equally important role in design by measuring and quantifying a structure’s behavior. SeaPower leverages its cross-disciplinary experience in design, analysis, and testing methods to deliver solutions to a wide variety of problems. We can develop and perform all aspects of your test, or we can augment your staff to help with test setup, data acquisition, data processing, or model correlation. SeaPower uses advanced engineering techniques to optimally select sensor types and location, maximizing the quality of test data while minimizing the impact on your projects schedule. Before the test, engineers use analysis methods to predict the response of the structure, providing a road map to the most valuable sensor locations. Data collected at these optimal sensor locations can then be correlated to theoretical models of the structure, allowing engineers to fully understand the boundary conditions and physical responses of the structure. All test procedures are documented in a clear test plan outlining goals, locations, and metrics for success.