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TWI Holds Successful Fracture Toughness Standards Webinar

Thu, 09 July, 2020

TWI’s Metallurgical Integrity Engineer, Dr Philippa Moore hosted a successful webinar on ‘Fracture Toughness Testing Standards’ on 7 July 2020.

The online event attracted 944 registrants with 510 people joining live on the day as Philippa offered information on the range of current national and international standards for fracture toughness testing.

Philippa started by introducing eight key concepts in fracture mechanics at an accessible level, building on each in turn to set the scene for the significance of fracture toughness testing standards. She then provided an overview of what is covered in each of nine different national and international standards (from BSI, ASTM and ISO). The webinar allowed the attendees to understand where there were commonalities and appreciate where they differed. This, in turn, allows welding engineers, structural integrity engineers, inspectors, metallurgists and design engineers to be more confident in specifying which standard to carry out testing to.

Philippa completed her presentation by outlining TWI’s range of fracture-related services including their full suite of mechanical testing, fracture assessment via TWI’s CrackWISE software, and TWI’s failure investigation services. She concluded the webinar by inviting questions.

The event generated around 130 questions from those in attendance, and received a great deal of positive feedback:

“Just a note to thank Philippa (and Matthew) for a very informative webinar, delivered in an accessible and enthusiastic way!”

“Really enjoyed the webinar yesterday, thank you! Think it was really informative and the level of detail good. Although I’m pretty familiar with the matter it was a nice refresher and give a good bird view of all different angles”

“I would like to congratulate you for the interesting and well prepared lecture on fracture mechanics tests”

“Just a quick note to say thanks for the webinar, it was a really good grounding in the various standards and techniques”


In case you missed the webinar, a recording of the event is available to view here

You can also find out more about fracture toughness testing at TWI here.

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