TWI training hold successful structural integrity and BS 7910 procedures course

The latest ‘Structural Integrity Assessment and Practical Application of BS 7910 Procedures for the Assessment of Flaws in Metallic Structures’ course was held in the training school at TWI headquarters near Cambridge in April.

This course includes:

  • The concepts of fitness-for-purpose and engineering critical assessment (ECA), using lectures, informal discussion, quizzes, videos and software exercises
  • The practical applications of fracture mechanics, covering brittle and ductile fracture, plastic collapse, fatigue crack growth and stress corrosion cracking
  • Fracture and fatigue procedures in BS 7910, with an emphasis on how they are applied to welded structures
  • The assessment of circumferential flaws in pipeline girth welds
  • A range of relevant subjects related to BS 7910, e.g. failure case studies, non-destructive testing (inspection), materials properties, fracture toughness testing
  • Practical training in fracture and fatigue assessments using CrackWISE software
  • A firm foundation in the application of BS 7910 to the assessment of flaws using fitness-for-purpose methods

The attendees were from various backgrounds, including structural engineers and materials scientists, representing Member and non-member companies of TWI, as well as postgraduate researchers.

The course was run in a friendly and positive atmosphere, with attentive students who engaged well with the lecturers and tackled the workshop sessions with enthusiasm.

The students commented on how knowledgeable, approachable and happy to help the lecturers were.