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Call for Abstracts

3 - 5 September 2024

18th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics, University of Liverpool, UK

Training and Certification New dates for 2024

Dates for 2024

Venues throughout UK & new courses also available in Belgium

Become a BSSM Member

Various Membership types and benefits to meet the needs of individuals, academia and industry

Young Stress Analyst (YSA24) Competition

4 September 2024

University of Liverpool, UK.

Exhibition of Experimental Mechanics (EMex24)

4 September 2024

University of Liverpool

Experimental Mechanics Workshop

26 - 28 February 2024

University of Bristol, UK. Provides a working knowledge of a range of techniques for specific applications 

The BSSM Certification scheme now includes a Pre-Wired Strain Gauge Installation Certificate

By popular demand, BSSM have extended their current world recognized certification scheme with the addition of a new Level 1 qualification for engineers and technicians involved in the installation of pre-wired strain gauges.

Early Careers

The BSSM offer exciting opportunities for early career practitioners through a variety of events and resources


The BSSM holds events throughout the year including workshops, training courses, examinations, exhibitions and conferences. Our events provide numerous opportunities for personal development through learning, gaining qualifications and experience as well as networking within our community.


The BSSM Archive is now open access. Explore conference papers and presentations from workshops on a wide range of topics 

Event requests

Contact the BSSM if you have an idea for future events, we are happy for you to register your interest. Alternatively please contact us if you would like to be notified when you are able to register for a forthcoming event.

Training & Certification FAQs

If you are interested in attending our training and certification courses here are some essential FAQs.

New dates announced for Training & Certification

New dates in September now available for Stress Analysis and Load Measurement Course, Level 2 Exam and Seminar

About the BSSM

A non-profit making scientific, educational and promotional organisation advancing knowledge of strain measurement, stress analysis and Experimental Mechanics

The Future of Experimental Mechanics open debate

Plenary session held during the BSSM's 15th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics - virtual event on 9th September 2021 Panel: Prof Ole Thybo Thomsen, Prof Fabrice Pierron, Prof Johan Hoefnagels and Prof Genevieve Langsdon.

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If you have a specific question about strain measurement, a particular technique or application area, or want to find out which of the BSSM corporate members might be able to help

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