Campbell Laird

Campbell Laird

Professor Emeritus
Materials Science and Engineering


Research Expertise: Electrochemical Fatigue Sensing | Cyclic Deformation | Fatigue fracture | Metals and Alloys | Composites | Failure Analysis

An electrochemical sensor has been developed to measure fatigue damage in a structure or component without respect to its history. The principle of the device involves the mechanical/electrochemical interaction which grows as the fatigue damage accumulates. Studies are being carried out to understand the mechanisms of the interaction and to commercialize the device for application to aircraft and ground-based infrastructure.

Ph.D. Physical Metallurgy 1963 - University of Cambridge
M.A. Natural Sciences 1962 - University of Cambridge
B.A., Natural Sciences 1959 - University of Cambridge

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