Polymer and composites laboratory R-Tech Materials has joined forces with materials testing company Zwick Roell to run an introductory training course on mechanical testing of composites.

The one-day course, taking place in Port Talbot, UK, in April 2018 is designed for people with a limited experience in the principles and practices of testing composite materials.

It will combine classroom based theory with practical demonstration for the most common mechanical tests, including simple flexural testing and more complex testing such as compression testing.

It will also examine why specimens used for testing are the shape and size they are and how to optimise a test setup to get consistent practical results.

This follows a successful inaugural course in November last year. ‘I attended the R-Tech composites testing training course in November 2017 and found it to be extremely useful,’ said Andrew Williams, Lecturer at the University of Salford Manchester. ‘In particular I found the practical aspects very helpful, with well-planned testing demonstrations. I came away with numerous useful tips on practical composite test specimen preparation.’

Anyone interested in attending the course should email here.

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