Strain testing allows both static and dynamic loads to be evaluated and can be used to troubleshoot existing systems to identify when there may be problems. When a structure has failed, strain testing can guide the detailed evaluation to determine the loading conditions that led to the failure. Strain testing allows the true environment to be identified to assess whether fatigue or overload conditions exist. Coupled with finite element analysis, strain testing allows thorough structural assessment for design validation. ATA is expert at conducting strain testing on existing structures at remote locations in the field.