ASTM sponsors workshop on the history of mechanical testing.
Press Release Summary:
August 24, 2011 - Scheduled for November 13, History of Mechanical Testing workshop will cover various aspects in the development of mechanical testing procedures and standards. Papers in 4 different areas are expected, including historical framework; history of various test methods, such as strength, toughness, and hardness; significant individuals, such as structural designers, standards committee leaders, and equipment manufacturers; and significant failures/case studies.
Original Press Release
ASTM International Sponsors Workshop on the History of Mechanical Testing
Press release date: August 19, 2011
o Historical framework (rapid growth in industrial technology after 1830). Focus areas might include railroads, ships, bridges, buildings, etc.;
o History of various mechanical test methods, such as strength, toughness, hardness, etc.;
o Significant individuals, such as structural designers (e.g., I.K. Brunel), standards committee leaders (e.g., G. Charpy), and equipment manufacturers (e.g., Wilson Mechanical Instrument Co.); and
o Significant failures/case studies, e.g., liberty ships, Tacoma Narrows Bridge, World Trade Center Towers, etc. Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the workshop and closes Nov. 9. There will be no fee to attend the workshop. For more information, visit www.astm.org/E28work1111.htm. Additional technical information is available from workshop co-chairmen Edward L. Tobolski, Wilson Instruments, Wrentham, Mass. (phone: 508-384-6341; firstname.lastname@example.org); and Chris McCowan (phone: 303-497-3699; email@example.com). ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.