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Exhibition of Experimental Mechanics - EMex23

The premier UK exhibition for manufacturers and suppliers of strain measurement and stress analysis equipment. 31 August 2023, Glasgow University Union, University of Glasgow, UK.

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.

Training dates in Belgium

We are excited to introduce new EU locations in Belgium in 2023, for our Level 1 Seminars and Exams

Airbus sponsors YSA

We are very proud to announce the BSSM's Young Stress Analyst Competition will be sponsored by our corporate member Airbus UK

Early Careers

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

Training & Certification FAQs

If you are interested in attending our training and certification courses here are some essential F&Qs 

New dates announced for Training and 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.

Ask the Experts

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


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 

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