Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA)
CEVAA carries out and supports manufacturers in dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA).
In order to meet the need for characterization of materials, particularly polymers, CEVAA from 6NAPSE group supports manufacturers in dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA).
Our equipment makes it possible to obtain the mechanical properties of the material. The plate or beam type samples have reduced dimensions of a few tens of millimeters. CEVAA offers a great versatility of stress modes.
- Moduli: complex, storage, loss, shear
- Stress modes: traction, compression, shear on embedded sample and bending on “free-free” sample
Following the results of the DMA, it is possible to go further in the definition of material properties such as the Poisson’s ratio.
From the measurement of the intrinsic properties, the moduli, the loss factor and the glass transition temperature, we can:
- Establish relationships between the structure, the morphology of polymers and the performance required for the end use.
- Determine the field of use in temperature, frequency and rate of deformation
- Predict the long-term behavior of materials.
- Young’s modulus (traction, compression or bending)
- Shear modulus
- Loss factor (damping)
- Thanks to the Young and shear modulus, we can determine the Poisson’s ratio
- Glass OR rubber transition (variation in temperature [-200; +200] °C and in frequency [0- 200] Hz)
- Tensile: parallelepipedic shape sample [60x20x10mm] max / cylindrical shape sample [50x3mm] max
- Compression: parallelepipedic shape sample [60x40x40mm] max / cylindrical shape sample [60x40mm] max
- Bending: parallelepipedic shape sample [60×7.5×2.84 mm] max
- Shear: Cylindrical shaped sample [20×10mm] max
Materials characterization benches
For more information, contact us to discuss technically on your needs!