Mechanical Testing Techniques Training Course - Composites

ZwickRoell in association with R-TECH Materials

Wednesday, 1st April 2020

ZwickRoell 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.

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: £250 + VAT per delegate (This includes a full day’s tutoring, with practical demonstrations featuring test specimen preparation & mechanical testing, course notes, certificate of attendance, lunch and refreshments)

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

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