Mechanical Testing Techniques Training Course - Composites

Zwick Roell in association with R-TECH Materials Ltd

Wednesday, 6th February 2019
Zwick Roell and composite testing specialists R-TECH Materials have teamed up to provide a cost effective introductory course on the testing of composite materials. Suitable for engineers & technicians who may have limited experience in the methods employed for testing composites, this one day training course will provide a foundation of knowledge for participants whose job roles require an understanding of the principles and practices involved in testing these increasingly popular materials.


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The course will be held at R-TECH's laboratories in south Wales, which will comprise a blend of teaching and presentations as well as live laboratory demonstrations.

Course venue: Testing House, Kenfig Industrial Estate, Margam, Port Talbot. SA13 2PE

Course presenter: Dr Geraint Havard – Composites Manager at R-TECH Materials

Course fee: £200 + VAT per delegate (This includes a full day’s tutoring, course notes, certificate of attendance, lunch and refreshment breaks)

The course content will include:

  • Why we carry out mechanical testing
  • Definitions of common testing terms
  • Explanation of a composite material
  • Benefits of composite materials
  • Common types of test
  • Tensile testing and sample preparation
  • Strain measurement
  • Compression testing and sample preparation
  • Compression fixtures
  • Shear and flexural testing
  • Impact testing and fracture toughness
  • Hardness testing
  • Sandwich panel test methods
  • The application of universal testing machines

To reserve your place, please contact: Rachel.Patchett@zwickroell.com

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