Glass failure analysis

Learn about glass strength, damage and an analytical approach to failure investigation with our experts in glass. 

This two-day technical course is aimed at glass technologists, quality assurance and product complaints professionals and features a combination of technical presentations, practical exercises, case studies and practical investigations to help delegates understand glass strength, weaknesses, failure and interpretation of evidence to determine causation. 

  

What you will learn about: 

  • Introduction to glass strength 

  • Fracture markings 

  • Breakage origins 

  • Breakage patterns 

  • Impact failures 

  • Internal pressure failures 

  • Thermal failures 

  • Hydrodynamic failures 

  • Vertical load failures 

Meet the glass experts:

Dr Nick Kirk

Dr Nick Kirk

Technical Director
Nick is a glass expert with decades of experience in all aspects of sustainability, glass production, and product design across the global glass supply chain. Read More

Areas of expertise:

Glass production Sustainability and recycling Product design
Oliver Wallwork

Oliver Wallwork

Senior Technologist
With a strong background in materials science and analytical chemistry, Oliver has been testing glass and investigating instances of product failure since 2014. Read More

Areas of expertise:

Glass fractography including pharmaceutical and specialist glasses SEM imaging and compositional analysis Delivering training courses and webinars
Daniel Capon

Daniel Capon

Technical Manager
Daniel is a specialist in glass analysis and focuses on XRF and SEM. He has worked in the glass industry since 1999 and overseas our glass properties and environmental departments. Read More

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