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Mechanical Testing of Metals, December 4-7, 2017

December 04, 2017 - December 07, 2017
Venue: ASM World Headquarters - Materials Park | Location: Novelty, OH, 44073-0002
Instructor: Mr. William L. Mankins, FASM | Classroom | Product code: 223343C17

Price: $2600.00 Member Price: $2400.00
Please contact us for ongoing flexible dates available for scheduling.

Please contact professionaldevelopment@asminternational.org or by calling 440.338.5151 ext. 5707.

This course is a hands-on introduction to standard mechanical testing and the properties derived from those tests, together with a discussion of testing philosophy to determine suitability for service and suitability for manufacture. Standardized testing procedures (ASTM, SAE, AWWA, etc.) are discussed, including limitations of a test, why specific requirements are present in the test procedure, and interpretation of experimental results. There is discussion of how metallurgical variables can affect test results, and how microstructure can affect selection of a given testing procedure. (For example, hardness testing of wrought vs. cast material.) This course is taught at a level that requires some algebraic manipulation as well as the use of logarithms. Students are required to bring a scientific calculator.

ASM Handbook Volume 8 is included when taking this course.


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


  • Some exposure to metallurgy and the correlation of mechanical properties to microstructure is helpful.
  • Mathematics background that includes exposure to algebra and the use of logarithms is recommended.


Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Select the appropriate Hardness Testing method for the sample geometry and material condition
  • Perform a variety of  standardized tension, torsion and impact tests to determine the mechanical properties
  • Interpret test data to calculate mechanical properties such as Young's modulus, Ultimate Tensile Strength, Offset Yield Strength and Ductility

Continuing Education Units: 3.0

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