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Forensic Investigations

The forensic engineers at Stress Engineering Services are renowned for their expertise in forensic investigation, evidence collection, failure analysis, specialized testing, and engineering consultation. Our qualified staff, extensive materials-engineering knowledge, and wide-ranging testing capabilities provide a valuable resource for assisting with all types of forensic investigation issues.

Third-Party Forensic Investigations

In our Houston metallurgical laboratory we conduct independent, third-party forensic metallurgical investigations for attorneys, expert witnesses, insurance companies, government officials, equipment manufacturers and owners. We utilize our first-class facility, specialized equipment and highly trained personnel to conduct efficient, cost-effective investigations for clients.

Our team includes many licensed professional engineers who often serve as expert witnesses for forensic investigations. We also frequently perform independent, third-party investigations under the direction of outside experts retained by our clients or their attorneys. As an independent, third party laboratory, we provide laboratory services to experts who may not have the number of technicians or the full range of lab capabilities that we can provide.

The metallurgical laboratory is well equipped to handle large equipment (such as piping and pressure vessels used in oil and gas, chemical processing, utility and other heavy industries), as well as the most delicate of components, including medical devices and consumer products. We provide a full complement of engineering services such as finite element analysis, fracture mechanics, stress and fatigue analysis, vibration analysis, electrical engineering, corrosion testing, pressure vessel engineering, plant engineering and many more.

  • Accident, Fire, and Injury Investigations
  • Equipment and Accident Site Inspections
  • Evidence Collection and Documentation
  • Independent Laboratory Testing
  • Failure Analysis
  • Expert Witness Testimony