This course is designed to give students a practical appreciation of various commonly used mechanical testing. The course is modular so that the different modules can be used as appropriate. The course addresses the requirements of various internationally applied specifications. Examinations are available which follow the pattern of BS EN ISO 4179 with general, specific, and practical elements. These examinations are available on request.
The course includes, but is not limited to:
Atomic structure, bonding, and crystal structure
The relationship between mechanical properties and design
Stress, strain, elastic and plastic behaviour, yield strength
Tensile test, Compressive test, Impact test
Transverse rupture, Shear, Fatigue, and Bend test
Factor of Safety
Heat Treatment, Phase diagrams
Heat Treatment, steels
Heat Treatment, aluminium alloys
Heat treatment, titanium
Heat treatment, nickel alloys
Heat treatment, superalloys
Note: Hardness testing is dealt with by a separate dedicated course
Lunches, refreshments, and a complete set of course notes will be provided during the course.