NWCC is proud to announce a two day training course - Composite Materials Testing and Evaluation. The course will be taught by the NWCC team who have combined expertise in all aspects of composites manufacture, sample preparation testing and evaluation, including NDT and SHM. Our portfolio covers a vast range of aspects in composite materials and structures. The course will have the presence of invited industrial speakers.
The course offers an extensive laboratory based practical component, where through several case studies the following aspects will be addressed: Composites manufacturing, Composites characterisation and testing in accordance with international test standards, Non-destructive evaluation and technical reporting.
The NWCC provides excellent facilities for this course; where you will see the latest advances in composites fabrication, chemical and physical characterisation, mechanical testing, and NDT techniques.
Day 1 - Manufacturing of Composite Parts
09:00 - Registration / Welcome
09:15 - Composite Materials - An Overview
10:00 - Design concepts of joints
10:45 - Coffee Break
11:00 - High-performance Textiles, manufac-turing methods
11:45 - Design & Analysis of structural textiles
12:30 - Buffet Lunch
13:15 - Design and manufacture of extensively instrumented composite test-scale rotor blades
13:30 - Manufacturing of composite Laminates:
Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM)
Tufting and woven manufacturing of structural T-Shape beam
Resin infusion of complex parts
Weaving, Filament Winding, Braiding
15:30 - Coffee Break
16:30 - The Challenges and Opportunities in high-volume manufacturing of automotive composites
Day 2 - Testing & Evaluation of Composites
09:00 - Arrival & Coffee
09:15 - Mechanical Testing of Composites
10:00 - Non-Destructive Testing and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of Composite Structures
10:45 - Coffee Break
10:00 - Dr. Alistair Johnson, Composites Consultant, Germany: "Damage Tolerance of Composite Panels under Impact Loads"
12:00 - Buffet Lunch
13:45 - Destructive Inspection & Non-Destructive Techniques with Practical Demonstrations
Mechanical Testing; Static & Fatigue
15:15 - Coffee Break
15:30 - Mechanical Testing - Post Test Analysis; Failure Mechanisms
15:50 - Mechanical Simulation - Predicting Failure
16:35 - Question & Answer
17:00 - Close
Registration fee (includes tuition, lecture notes, lunch and refreshments):
- Full two day course £500 per delegate
- One day of the course (either first or second) £300 per delegate
Please contact Su Lowe (firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0) 161 306 4570) for further information or to book your place.