TU Delft login

DMA Q800

Previous Page back |Print Document print | 294 of 357 | « previous | next »


Contact details

Jansen, K.M.B. Dr. Ir.
Industrial Design Engineering (IO), Materials Laboratory
Landbergstraat 15, 2628 CE Delft
Tel : +31 (0)15 27 86905
E-mail : K.M.B.Jansen@tudelft.nl
Website : Open website

General Information


DMA Q800


Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering, Laboratory equipment Mechanics of Materials, Hal 5A, Mekelweg 2, Delft (building #34)

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 viscoelastic behaviour of materials, perform creep experiments and study changes in damping capacity and modulus as a function of temperature and humidity. We also use it to study the change in viscoelastic properties during the cure (hardening) of thermoset polymers.

Instrument specification

TA Instruments DMA Q800

Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer

10-4 to 18 N (10-5 N resolution)

Displacement range:
-10 to 10 mm  (1 nm resolution)

0.01 to 200 Hz  (Dynamic)

-150 to 350 °C (Liquid nitrogen cooling possible)

Dynamic, Force rate, strain rate, creep, relaxation

Film tension, Dual/Single cantilever, 3 point bending, shear (10x10 mm)

Non standard:
compression disks, shear (3 mm diameter), 4 point bending, Sandwich beam shear, delamination tool, Controlled humidity environment