The U.S. Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station (Navsses), Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division in Philadelphia recently began a new testing process that drastically speeds up the aging of ship components, allowing engineers to test the long-term effects of a shipboard environment, saving both time and money, Navy officials say. The Material Conditioning Test Site uses pressure and heat to speed up the aging process of polymers from years or decades down to potentially just a few ...


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