Vibrant Corporation has completed a research project in partnership with the New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program and the Geomechanics Research Department at Sandia National Laboratories. The project studied the effect of mechanical fatigue on the resonant frequencies of high-performance aerospace fasteners. The acquired knowledge will improve Vibrant’s capabilities for life monitoring and fatigue inspection using Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT).
Eric Biedermann, Vibrant’s Principal Investigator for the project, said, “We are grateful to the NMSBA for making the scientists and resources of Sandia National Labs available to us. We learned a lot from our work with the Geomechanics Department, and we look forward to the opportunity to work with them again.”
Vibrant Corporation provides Process Compensated Resonance Testing services to the Aerospace and Power Generation industries. PCRT applications range from quality assurance and process capability assessment for Original Equipment Manufacturers to in-service structural assessment and life monitoring for Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul organizations. Vibrant is certified to AS9100 Rev C, and conducts testing in compliance with ASTM Standard Practice E-2534. The Company is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with operations in the United Kingdom and Germany.
About the New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program
The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) program allows New Mexico small businesses facing a technical challenge to access the unique expertise and capabilities of Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. At no cost to the business, small businesses with a technical challenge can seek assistance from lab scientists or engineers for projects that require testing, design consultation and access to special equipment or facilities. For more information visit http://www.nmsbaprogram.org/.