Introduction to Practical Fatigue Testing

Instron 880125 November 2015, Instron, High Wycombe

This one day event was aimed at materials scientists and engineers new to practical fatigue testing work, or design engineers seeking to understand more about the sources of the data they use. The seminar covered the key aspects of equipment, data, and how fatigue test and development is delivered to meet industry needs. There will also a tour of Instron’s facilities.

Test Equipment – Lisa Goodwin – Servohydraulic Sales Support Specialist, Instron
An introduction to typical test fatigue testing equipment and how it works. Basics of test setup and data collection.

Materials Fatigue Data – from fatigue test machine to usable design data – Robin Anderson – Materials Technologist, HBM nCode
Discussing the data generated in common fatigue tests and how these are processed into useable information.

Contract Fatigue Testing of Composites: Exploiting advanced technologies and new knowledge – Edward McCarthy – Project Leader, National Composite Certification and Evaluation Facility (NCCEF), University of Manchester
The presentation will cover the latest state of knowledge in fatigue behaviour of composites, current capability of mechanical testing technology, non- destructive test techniques, and the integration of these developments to provide increased insight into fatigue response and failure mechanisms in structural composites.

Growing challenges and opportunities – Peter Bailey – Senior Applications Specialist, Instron
Looking at how the market is developing, and what we can do to achieve ever better simulation of real loading conditions, and perform better measurements.

Slides from the Day