An introduction to the principles of materials selection for engineering applications
We are delighted to be working with experienced trainer, Clayton Thomas, to offer this one-day short course on mechanical testing.
Mechanical testing is an important part of understanding how materials behave and how they will operate in service. It is a key piece in the jigsaw of materials design and selection. The knowledge gained from the course will assist engineers and designers when specifying materials.
This course is one of five courses in the IOM3 Metallurgy in Practice suite. If you attend this and two of the other courses in the series, you will receive an IOM3 Certificate in Metallurgy in Practice.
The course will cover:
- Principles of mechanical testing
The importance of testpiece location
Results - what do they mean?
- Tensile, hardness and toughness testing
Fundamentals of tensile testing
Methods of hardness testing and relationship with other properties
Impact and fracture toughness testing
- Special methods of testing
Examples of corrosion testing
- Evaluation of test results
Register here to book on to this virtual course:
An Introduction to Mechanical Testing on 12 September 2023
Your tutor - Dr Clayton Thomas BSc(Eng),PhD, MMet, ARSM, MICorr
Clayton is originally from South Wales but currently lives in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. He studied metallurgy at Imperial College and gained a PhD from the University of Sheffield looking at offshore corrosion fatigue. After working for British Steel Technical for three years, as a metallurgical investigator and then corrosion test laboratory manager, he joined Cameron (now called One Subsea), a major supplier of oil and gas completion equipment, in 1990. He eventually became senior metallurgist and worked on major topside and offshore projects for operators such as BP, Shell, AGIP, Total, and Conoco. He also had responsibility for the material selection and corrosion prevention for topside and subsea projects and for the metallurgy and welding of equipment including wellheads, BOPs, flowlines, choke valves, risers, manifolds, Christmas trees and associated items.
Since 2000 Clayton has been director of Lloyd-Thomas Consultancy Ltd, providing metallurgical support and training. He has continued to work in oil and gas as well as other engineering sectors, such as power engineering, aerospace and biomedical, has carried out numerous failures investigations and has acted as an expert witness in litigation cases.
He has run over 250 metallurgy courses for companies and colleges on various aspects of metallurgy and has been working with IOM3 since 2020.