BSSA

Mechanical Testing Techniques

This course 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.

Topics covered are:

  • Uniaxial Tensile Tests
  • Ductile and Brittle Fracture
  • Hardness Tests
  • Toughness and Impact Testing
  • Fatigue in Metals: Principles and Testing
  • Creep in Metals: Principles and Testing

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 failures.
  • 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. 

Photograph: Courtesy of Zwick Roell.

Upcoming Training Events

  1. Wed 25 Oct 2017 - Mechanical Testing Techniques - 1 Day Course - Sheffield
  2. Wed 17 Jan 2018 - Mechanical Testing Techniques - 1 Day Course - Burton Upon Trent

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