Hi-Test Labs

Applied Technologies

In 2008, HI-TEST created the Applied Technology (AT) Division in its Washington, DC office, allowing us to offer numerical and analytical testing expertise alongside our testing capabilities. The AT Division has 40+ years of experience in the design and analysis of composite materials for marine and other defense applications under combat and operational loading scenarios. Engineering services include:

  • Ship & Shipboard Equipment Response to Underwater Shock
  • Survivability/Vulnerability Analysis
  • Composite Materials Application & Design
  • Progressive Failure/Survivability of Composite Structures
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Ballistic Modeling & Simulation
  • Finite Element Analysis, Dynamic & Static Loading, Non-Linear Analysis
  • Pre-Shock Surveys & Analysis
  • Military & Commercial Grade Steel Design

UNDEX Response
HI-TEST has offered UNDEX testing since its inception in 1975. Now, HI-TEST offers a complete UNDEX testing and analysis capability that allows for the design of test specimen (including pre-test analysis and predictions), design and fabrication of test fixtures, determination of UNDEX geometry, instrumentation, conduct of UNDEX testing and post-test data correlation. HI-TEST is the only testing facility that can offer a complete turn-key solution to UNDEX testing and analysis, whether it is barge or machine, MIL-S-901 or R&D testing.

Advanced Composite Materials
For over 25 years, HI-TEST has been involved with various US Navy composites programs with regard to response to underwater explosions (UNDEX). Our most recent focus has been to couple our dynamic testing capabilities with an advanced analytical capability for failure prediction of composite structures. HI-TEST has invested in modeling and simulation (M&S) software to support future composite material applications in the areas of structural design and analysis, progressive failure, damage tolerance and fracture mechanics.

Structural Mechanics
HI-TEST's AT Division has significant structural mechanics experience applicable to areas such as structural design and analysis, foundation design, progressive failure, damage tolerance and fracture mechanics. Our engineers are experts in multiple numerical simulation tools and have access to the latest state-of-the-art modeling and simulation (M&S) software to support these efforts, including:


To request a quote for design & analysis services please email analysis@hitestlabs.com


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