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BSSM Benefits

The BSSM provides many benefits to members and non-members. The benefits have been listed in the relevant member and non member catergories below. A membership application form can be found at the bottom of the page. Please contact  info@bssm.org for further information.

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The BSSM provides a service for the scientific community which includes:

Seminars and workshops in strain measurement and experimental mechanics, providing delegates with access to international experts, the latest equipment and research

International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics every year
EMex the International Exhibition of Experimental Mechanics, an annual exhibition of the latest equipment and software

Annual Young Stress Analyst Competition

Internationally recognised courses and examinations

Regular updates on BSSM and co-sponsored events

International networking, collaboration and professional development opportunities

Provides a means of technology transfer through one day seminars, workshops, conferences and exhibitions

BSSM website

Many publications including:
Code of Practice for the Installation of Electrical Resistance Strain Gauges
BSSM Strain Gauge Load Cells
Modern Stress and Strain Analysis - A state of the art guide to measurement techniques

Three levels of membership...
Corporate 1
Corporate 2 including Educational
Individual
Plus concessions for students and retired members, optional joint membership of SEM (Society of Experimental Mechanics

Benefits of Individual Membership
Online access to Strain

Reduced rate for attending International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics

BSSM members get free access to the annual showcase event where the state of the art techniques are demonstrated and discussed

Reduced rates for attending BSSM seminars and workshops

Reduced rates for attending BSSM co-sponsored events

Online access to past presentations through secure members area on BSSM website

Reduction in cost of Code of Practice

Benefits of Student Membership
Full individual membership benefits at a reduced rate

Benefits of Corporate 1, 2 & Educational Membership provides the following additional benefits:
Preferential access to leading edge developments

Potential marketing and international collaboration and networking opportunities

Discount for delegates attending training and certification courses

Additional access to Strain online - Corporate 1 members receive access for a total of x5 and Corporate 2 receive a total of x2 individual named persons

Reduced rates for attending BSSM seminars and workshops for any company employee

Reduced rates for attending BSSM co-sponsored events

Reduced rates for exhibiting at EMex

Additional reduction for exhibitors at EMex if also attending as conference delegates

Member listing, links and promotional opportunities via the BSSM website

Forwarded enquiries

Membership certificate

Additional online access to past presentations through secure members area on BSSM website - Corporate 1 members receive access for a total of x5 and Corporate 2 receive a total x2 individually named persons

Benefits for Educational Members
For Educational Corporate Members we offer the member student rate to all research students and we also offer group rates by negotiation for students.

Educational members can nominate 5 people - 1 named and 4 unnamed.

What’s the difference between Corporate 1 and Corporate 2 Membership?
Corporate 1 Membership is suitable for larger organisations, and is reflected in benefit allowances for up to 5 named individuals. Corporate 2 membership is designed for smaller organisations where up to 2 named individuals can access benefits. For example, access to Strain online and the secure area of the website (which includes past presentations and conference papers). Corporate 1 and 2 Members also receive incrementally greater discounted rates for event attendance.

If you would like to apply for membership please contact the BSSM at membership@bsssm.org
or complete the form here

Click here to become a member of the BSSM