Research And Development

Fusion Project

The project, supported by InterTradeIreland under the Fusion programme (now known as the Innovation Boost programme), aims to develop a joint fire & mechanical testing service of advanced composite materials on the island of Ireland. This service would add a commercial competitive advantage within the aerospace sector for both partners.

Resonate Testing specialises in high quality fire and flammability, vibration and shock, and environmental and climatic testing and certification services, whereas CTL is the only independent test laboratory within the EU specialising in composite materials testing, providing mechanical, environmental and physical testing as well as world class static, fatigue and impact testing.

The research and development aspect of the project has the following goals:

  1. To investigate the sonic burner for equivalency to existing carlin burner on composite materials
  2. Investigation of fire damage on composite material, and the affect on residual mechanical properties