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8 November 2017, Port Talbot

Zwick / R-TECH Materials Mechanical Testing of Composites Training Course

The course is suitable for technicians who may have limited experience in the methods employed for testing composites. 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.

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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