Emas.co.uk - UK based publisher of structural & material engineering books
EMAS - Engineering Materials Advisory Service for engineering publications
Engineering Materials Advisory Services Ltd was established in 1979 by Dr Clive Richards and Dr Jim Beevers to publish the proceedings of a symposium held at Birmingham University, UK, in May 1979 entitled 'The Measurement of Crack Length and Shape during Fracture and Fatigue'. This was so successful (selling over 1000 copies) that it is still in print some 17 years later. It was subsequently decided to publish the proceedings of other conferences. We now have produced over 76 publications including several commissioned books.
Dr Clive Richards graduated from Birmingham University in 1963 with a degree in Physical Metallurgy and went on to complete his Ph.D. in 1966. After a year as a post doctoral fellow at Birmingham, he spent 11 years at the Central Electricity Generating Board¹s Central Electricity Research Laboratory, Leatherhead, Surrey, U.K. He left the laboratory as a group leader in fatigue having published 23 papers.
After serving an engineering apprenticeship, John Edwards joined the Royal Airforce as a fighter pilot. Following demobilisation he joined Sir Armstrong Whitworth working on aircraft fatigue. In 1969 John founded Testwell Ltd, a contract testing laboratory, specialising in the fatigue and fracture of materials, components and structures. He joined GKN Technology Ltd's laboratory as head of the Product Evaluation Centre and since 1991 has been a self employed consultant in testing technology. John is a lead assessor National Accreditation, Measurement and Sampling (NAMAS) in mechanical testing.