Small Specimen Testing - Methods and Analysis
|Event Date/Time: May 22, 2006||End Date/Time: May 22, 2006|
Benefits of Attendance
This seminar will look at the trend towards using small/miniature specimens in providing materials property information for critical plant assessments. Presentations are given by speakers at the forefront of the field of experimental fracture mechanics, and who are actively pursuing the development and use of small/miniature specimens, and proposing guidelines for incorporation into engineering assessment methods.
Traditionally when assessing plant components, materials data is obtained from specimens that are close to full thickness, with the material being taken directly from plant, or from archive material. In some cases it may even be a ‘book’ value. However, the trend towards the use of small/miniature specimens for materials property has the following advantages:
• Consumes less material.
• Specimens may be taken from plant without the need for expensive repairs, or where there is limited material available.
• There is a growing body of evidence that suggests growing confidence in using materials data from small specimens for input into critical engineering assessments.