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Mechanical testing techniques training course - Composites

Mechanical testing techniques training course - Composites

Zwick Roell in association with R-TECH Materials Ltd
Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

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 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: £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: