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Mechanical Testing Techniques - 1 Day Course - Sheffield

Wednesday 26th July 2017

09:00 - 16:30

Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU

This Course:

  • This course suits managers and technicians responsible for the QA testing of metals & metal products. It is also relevant to designers, specifiers, sales people & buyers.
  • Gives a grounding in the range of mechanical properties and associated metrics measured for metals together with detailed descriptions of the test methods and equipment used.
  • Includes a comprehensive technical manual.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the meaning of terms such as strength, ductility, hardness and toughness.
  • Appreciate why compromise between high values of strength and toughness is necessary.
  • Understand the metal structural differences that give rise to continuous and discontinuous yielding.
  • Be familiar with parameters such as Young’s modulus (E), yield strength, 0.2 and 1.0 % proof strength, UTS, ductility measures, engineering stress-strain, true stress - strain and work hardening index ‘n’.
  • Distinguish between ductile, brittle and intergranular failure.
  • Be able to interpret the standards and test metrics displayed on mill certificates.


The cost is £190 (+VAT) for members and £250 (+VAT) for non-members. Refreshments and lunch are included. 

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For course content enquiries please contact our presenter Mike Lewus:-
Tel: 0114 292 2637 or Email:

For booking enquiries please contact Kate at the BSSA Office:-
Tel: 0114 292 2636 or Email:

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