Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) has left the domain of the rheologist and has become a prevalent tool in the analytical laboratory. However, information on the use of this important tool is still scattered among a range of books and articles. Novices in the field have to dig through thermal analysis, rheology, and materials texts just to find the basics.
Updated with new material, expanded practical explanations, and new applications, Dynamic Mechanical Analysis, Second Edition continues to give chemists, engineers, and materials scientists a starting point for applying DMA to their individual fields. It imparts a clear understanding of how DMA works, its advantages, and possible limitations. Additional topics include stress/strain, data handling, experimental technology, test methods, and data analysis.
One of the only references dedicated to DMA, this accessible and easy-to-read guide gathers the most pertinent information available on this important technique.
Table of Contents
An Introduction to Dynamic Mechanical Analysis. Basic Rheological Concepts: Stress, Strain, and Flow. Rheology Basic: Creep-Recovery and Stress Relaxation. Thermomechanical Analysis. Dynamic Testing. Time-Temperature Scans Part I: Transitions in Polymers. Time and Temperature Scans: Part II Thermosets. Frequency Scans. Unusual Conditions ans Specialized Tests, DMA Applications to Real Problems: Guidelines.
Praise for the first edition
“The author of this book has taught many short courses on DMA and this shows in his book…This reviewer found the last chapter, on the section on the application of DMA to real problems to be very useful… quite useful to someone who is just beginning to do thermal methods and wants to include DMA among the methods used.”
—Charles A. Wilkie, Marquette University, Polymer News