Mr Rod Wilke, Principal - Melbourne Testing Services
Many Engineers at some stage come across situations where the material properties or the performance of an assembly is not immediately quantifiable with any degree of accuracy. You may have some doubts as to whether the material test certificates for some imported material is ion fact correct. You may need to independently evaluate the slip coefficient for a friction grip bolted connection or you may need to prove the fatigue resistance of a connection. At some stage in their careers most Engineers will have to test something, but how many of us know what to ask for, or against what criteria we are testing?
Melbourne Testing Services was established in 1999. Rod Wilke was previously employed for 16 years by a Melbourne based research and development laboratory, gaining considerable first hand experience in mechanical testing, structural testing and laboratory management.
MTS is accredited with the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) and complies with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 (2005) ensuring all testing is carried out in accordance with strict quality control initiatives and all relevant Australian and International Standards.
Rod’s laboratory is equipped with a wide range of mechanical and structural testing equipment including the following:
- A 500KN servo hydraulic testing frame with software suitable for testing large structures.
- Two 300KN servo-electromechanical , universal testing machines that operate using a closed loop computer control system enabling accurate test results for a large range of tension, shear and compression tests
- An Instron 500KN fatigue testing machine operating with the latest software provides static and dynamic test methods for the determination of strength and fatigue life
- A 300KN tension and compression testing machine suitable for testing reinforcing material for concrete
Apart from mechanical and structural testing services MTS also provides consultancy services for failure analysis, structural integrity and site inspections and site testing.
This event will start at 6:00pm (refreshments from 5:30pm) at Melbourne Testing Services, Unit 1/15 Pickering Road, Mulgrave (Mel ref. 71A10)
All of the IStructE Evening Technical Meetings are free to attend unless stated otherwise.