A new series of technical webinars
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Most webinars will run for 45 minutes and a copy of the presentation will be provided after the webinar, along with a recording which will be posted online and our YouTube channel.
Webinar: Tuesday 16th March 2021 3pm – 4pm GMT
Title: The use and advantages of small scale testing based around the ETMT technology.
Presenter: Dr Bryan Roebuck, NPL Emeritus Senior Fellow
Supported by Instron
Abstract: NPL developed a miniaturised thermomechanical test system, the ETMT, which was subsequently modified and now manufactured and promoted internationally by Instron Ltd.
The use of small scale and miniature test pieces has many advantages to material developers, designers, manufacturers and asset owners. The ETMT provides a route to testing small scale specimens using a wide range of possible test methods and approaches.
Clearly, there is an important issue of whether or not the data produced by the ETMT is accurate and comparable to that generated from more established techniques (such as tensile or TMF testing on conventional test frames).
This webinar will introduce the ETMT and test concepts and discuss some of the different approaches that can be used to characterise and understand material properties and performance. It will demonstrate how the ETMT has been validated against more conventional test methods and some examples will be discussed.