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Mechanical Properties and Their Measurement

Digital Short Course

Almost every modern convenience relies, in some way, on the ability of metals and alloys to take on function and form and predictably maintain it over long periods of time under extreme operating conditions. The extent to which metals can be pushed, the limits of endurance under static and dynamic force loads, high-energy impacts, twisting, bending, and other applied stresses, is usually established by conducting standard mechanical tests that are described in detail in “Mechanical Properties and Their Measurement.” In this self-guided digital course, students will learn – with the help of rich visuals, narrated animations, demonstration videos, and interactive quizzes – how to measure properties such as tensile strength, hardness, and impact resistance and what the tests reveal about material behavior and failure mechanisms, including fracture, creep, and fatigue. The course also includes information on ASTM test procedures and how they avoid measurement-induced errors stemming from metallurgical and microstructural changes.


Target Audience

  • Design Engineers
  • Operators
  • Technicians
  • Process Engineers
  • QA Managers
  • Product Development Specialists
  • Sales and Purchasing Professionals


Learning Objectives

  • Outline the procedures for performing tensile and hardness tests
  • List the three categories of properties measured by the tensile test
  • Describe a fatigue test in general terms
  • Define yield and ultimate strengths, elongation in two inches, impact toughness, creep rate, and fatigue endurance limits


Course Outline

  • Stress, strain and stress-strain curves
  • Tensile Testing
  • Hardness Testing
  • Impact Test
  • Creep Testing
  • Fatigue Testing
  • Grain Size

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Special instructions

Course Length- 1.5-2hrs

Access details- The course will be available for viewing for 60 days from the registration date.

Reference materials included- pdf of the lesson

Communication: Access to course materials requires a unique email address for the student enrolled. All communications concerning the status of the class will be accomplished by email. It is the responsibility of the class registrant to ensure that a valid email address has been supplied and email filter settings are not preventing delivery of emails from ASM International-email.

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Members: $420
Non Members: $440



Mechanical Properties and Their Measurement

Members: $420
Non Members: $440

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