Centralized Resource Laboratory

Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA)

Model:            Diamond DMA
Make:              Perkin Elmer, USA
Tests:              Extension, Compression, Bending
Temp. Range: -65 to 600

Analysis Requirements:

Mechanical analysis is only possible for solid samples (ceramics, rocks, metals, polymers etc.). For cylindrical samples, the ratio of the diameter (maximum 3 cm) to the height of the samples should be about 1:1.70, while similar in the case of parallelopiped samples.
In the case of metal/polymer/ceramic/rock strips, the length of the sample should be 3 cm. For metal rods, the diameter should not exceed 0.3 cm.