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Dynamic Mechanical Analyser (DMA-7e)

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Contact details

Norder, Ben
Applied Sciences (TNW), DelftChemTech, Polymer Materials and Engineering
Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft
Tel : +31 (0)15 27 84262
E-mail : B.Norder@TUDelft.NL
Website : Not available

General Information


Dynamic Mechanical Analyser (DMA-7e)


Polymer Materials and Engineering, room 0.040, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft

Key words:

stress-strain and stress-relaxation curves, loss and storage modulus as a function of frequency and temperature, linear and volumetric coefficients of thermal expansion and contraction, and flexural modes of deformation, compressive, tensile

Measured quantity:

DMA measures mechanical properties, such as modulus (elasticity) and viscosity (damping) as a function of time, temperature, frequency, stress or combinations of these parameters.

Main application:

A DMA can be used to determine the softening point of materials, perform creep experiments and study changes in damping capacity and modulus as a function of temperature. This instrument boasts six operating modes, automatic calibration, the ability to measure a wide range of moduli and furnace technology which allows controlled multi-step heating, cooling or isothermal operation over a wide range of temperature.

Instrument specification

Perkin Elmer

Scan Modes:
Temperature, time, frequency and dynamic stress

Other Modes:
Creep recovery, creep ramp, constant force and constant length

Temperature Range:
-170°C to 500°C

Heating Rates:
0.1 to 40°C per minute in 0.1°C increments

Displacement Range:
0.0001 to 24.000 mm

Displacement Sensitivity:
50 nm

Elastic Moduli:
1 kPa to 3,000 GPa

Frequency Range:
0.01 to 51.0 Hz in 258 steps

Amplitude Range:
0.0002 to 1.3000 mm

0.0001 to 9.9999

Stress Range:
1 kPa to 3,000 GPaForce Range: 0.003 to 8.000 N