Transportation & Aviation

K-P Engineering provides expert materials, metallurgical and mechanical engineering support for losses involving many types of transportation.  This engineering service is focused primarily on the root cause failure analysis of structural components, mechanical systems, fasteners, welds and sub-components of these systems.


Typical analyzed components include:

  • Structural members
  • Fasteners (nuts, bolts, rivets, etc.)
  • Welds
  • Bearings
  • Gears
  • Chains and linkages
  • Brake & suspension components
  • Rigging failures
  • Fuel systems, tanks & containers
  • Pressure vessels
  • Hydraulics

Typical failure modes:

  • Corrosion
  • Overload/Overpressure
  • Metal fatigue
  • Improper use
  • Improper maintenance
  • Defective design
  • Material or manufacturing defect
  • Accident