Atlas Online Fundamentals of Weathering Seminars

  • Overview +

    Atlas' Fundamentals of Weathering online seminar series consists of five one-hour seminars that address relevant weathering and lightfastness testing related topics. The seminar series will broadcast at different dates and times. Each seminar will be followed by a questions and answers session.

  • Content +

    Part 1: Factors of Weathering
    This seminar addresses the influences of weather, i.e. solar radiation, temperature, and moisture on materials including how they are measured and how their impact can be estimated.

    Part 2: Outdoor Weathering
    This seminar addresses the fundamentals of natural weathering. This includes static exposures in different reference climate zones as well as various outdoor accelerated test methods.

    Part 3: Laboratory Weathering
    This seminar addresses different kinds of weathering laboratory instruments, various lamp types and their spectral irradiance distribution as well as choosing the right instrument for various applications.

    Part 4: Weathering Testing and Basic Standards
    This seminar addresses how environmental stress factors are translated into artificial weathering test cycles and the purpose of standards for weathering testing. Examples are given on the most common test methods for automotive, textiles, coatings, and other applications.

    Part 5: Acceleration and Correlation
    This seminar addresses the principles of how to accelerate weathering tests and what has to be considered to avoid unrealistic results. Mathematical/statistical procedures are described on how to compare and how to validate weathering results from different exposures.
  • Dates and Registration +

    Attendance to the seminars is free! To register, simply click on the appropriate dates for each seminar you wish to attend in order to complete your registration for that event. Once you complete your registration(s), you will then receive e-mail confirmation(s) for your attendance.

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  • Recorded Webinars +

    For your convenience, many of our online seminars, as well as webinars on specific topics are available as Webcasts.

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