Introduction to Static Materials Testing

In this virtual one-day course, students will learn about materials testing. The course highlights the basics of materials testing including mechanical properties, different types of testing, stress/strain test curves, modulus, yield, and application testing with demonstrations on computerized materials test instruments. Students will observe tensile, compressive, flexural, and peel tests to learn to interpret test curves and calculated results.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand basic materials testing terminology, theory and concepts
  • Understand typical force/displacement test curves and be able to distinguish between different types of curves
  • Do's and Dont's when running typical tensile, compression, flexure, and peel tests
  • Learn good testing procedures when using a computerized testing instrument to perform tension, compression, flexural and peel testing
  • Learn the importance of system calibration for data accuracy
  • Understand specimen geometry and the importance of specimen dimensions
  • Calculate stress, strain, elongation, modulus, offset yield, and other advanced calculations
  • Be able to interpret test curves and to label major points and results
  • Understand different types of strain measurements and devices


Date Days Location Price  
04/12/2021 1 Virtual $810.00 Register
05/03/2021 1 Virtual $810.00 Register
06/14/2021 1 Virtual $810.00 Register