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Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA)

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Contact details

Moraal, J. ing.
Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CiTG), Road and Railway Engineering
Stevinweg 1, 2628CN Delft
Tel : +31 (0)15 27 84012
E-mail : J.Moraal@tudelft.nl
Website : Open website

General Information

Instrument:

Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA)

Location:

CiTG, Stevin Lab II, Asphalt Lab

Key words:

mechanical properties, analysis, characterization, viscoelastics

Main application:

Dynamic Mechanical Analysis measures the mechanical properties of materials as a function of time, temperature, and frequency.

Instrument specification

Brand:
TA Instruments

Model:
DMA 2980

Temperature Range:
-100 to +300°C

Modulus Range:
103 to 3 x 1012 Pascals

Frequency Range:
0.01 to 200 Hz (cont)

Maximum Force:
18 Newtons

Deformation Modes & Sample Sizes:

  • 3-Point Bend: 5, 10, 15, 20, 50 mm
  • Single Cantiliver: 4, 10, 17.5 mm
  • Dual Cantilever: 8, 20, 35 ml
  • Shear Sandwhich: 10 mm square
  • Tension: 5 to 30 mm
  • Compression: 14, 40 mm dia

Dynamic Sample Deformation Range:
± 0.5 to 10,000 mm

Strain Resolution:
1 nanometer