The BSSM runs a series of training courses and exams for strain gauge personnel throughout the year. The courses and exams can be taken independently or in conjunction with one another.
Courses are appropriate for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Strain Analysis using Resistance Strain Gauges (4 day)
The 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.
Some previous strain gauge experience is desirable.
The Strain Analysis course provides an appropriate preparation for certification at Level 2.
Stress Analysis and Load Measurement (3 day)
The Stress Analysis and Load Measurement course provides instruction on the siting of strain gauges and the choice of gauge systems; it covers strain measurement, the correction of measured data, the determination of stress and yield load, the use of full-bridge circuits, the principal features of common load cells and the refinement of the bridge circuit.
Previous experience with strain gauges is essential.
The Stress Analysis and Load Measurement course provides an appropriate preparation for certification at Level 3.
Our courses include Stress Analysis and Load Measurement, Strain Analysis, Certification Seminars and Exams.
In addition we offer tailor made courses to suit your specific needs and run these at your company premises
Pre-exam seminar £325
Exam (2 installation types) £620
Pre-exam seminar £325
Pre-exam seminar £395
Strain Analysis course £1475
Stress Analysis course £1200
All prices ex VAT
We can offer tailor made courses to suit your specific needs and run these at your company premises
Continued Professional Development (CPD) for Early Careers
The BSSM is ahead of the game when it comes to encouraging early career development. We offer membership, courses, competitions, conferences and networking opportunities in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Available to buy online, the BSSM's Code of Practice for the Installation of Electrical Strain Gauges, Strain Measurement Reference Book and Resistance Strain Gauge Load Cells