An opportunity to discuss and to practice for the exam with the help of skilled tuition and through self assessment of their work.
BSSM organises various events throughout the year including workshops, training courses, examinations, exhibitions and conferences. All events are open to BSSM members and non-members with BSSM members receiving discounted rates for attending.
The PGEM Conference brings together PhD/MPhil postgraduate students and early career researchers involved in the field of Engineering measurement and experimental techniques in stress, strain and vibration analysis. PGEM offers the opportunity to discuss research and network in a low pressure/ informal environment. Best Presentation Competition sponsored by Instron with Prizes of £125, £75 and £50.
‘Experimental mechanics’ can be defined as the investigation by experimental means of the mechanical behaviour of engineering systems subjected to load. The system can be a structure, a material, soft matter such as human tissue, a fluid-structure coupling; the list is practically endless. Implicit in the definition is that some kind of measurement system is used to capture a quantity that describes the system’s behaviour. This is a 5 day event.
This one day seminar focuses on the increasing use of Digital Image Correlation (DIC) as a regular measurement tool in academic and industrial environments, and the challenges associated with ensuring good practices and high data quality.
The 4-day Strain Analysis course provides an introduction to electrical resistance strain gauges and the associated circuits for strain measurement and transducer applications. It covers the installation of foil gauges using cyanoacrylate and epoxy adhesives, inspection of installations, the measurement of strain and load, and the use of rosettes to determine principal values. The course uses lectures, demonstrations and practical tasks to provide participants with a good understanding of electrical resistance strain gauges, the selection and use of gauges and circuits for strain measurement and transducer applications, the positioning of gauges, and the methods used to install and test gauges and circuits. Some previous strain gauge experience is desirable. Hands-on sessions form an important element of the course and it is therefore necessary to restrict the group size to about 10. The course provides an appropriate preparation for certification at Level 3.
The objective of the Level 2 examination is to enable candidates to demonstrate that they use procedures consistent with the Code of Practice, and are able to direct the installation of gauges, choose appropriate gauges, materials and methods, and make measurements using gauges.
The 15th in a series of conferences organised by the British Society for Strain Measurement showcasing novel and innovative research in Experimental Mechanics. 7 - 9 September 2021, St Anne's College, University of Oxford, UK
The Young Stress Analyst Competition is held annually alongside the BSSM's International Conference on Experimental Mechanics. Finalists are invited to present their work during the conference, which is judged by a panel of leading industrialists and researchers from academia. All finalists receive a cash prize, free conference registration, including accommodation and refreshments and free BSSM membership.