Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
DMA, dynamic mechanical analysis, is used to analyze rubber and polymeric systems using time, temperature, frequency and stress in a variety of combinations to obtain viscous and elastic properties of test specimens.
DMA collects data pertaining to the loss modulus and the storage modulus of a polymer sample, and from this analysis many characteristics can be observed and measured such as filler effect, glass transition, stress relaxation and cure behavior. DMA is used heavily in the tire industry as a predictor of how a tire will perform on the road in conditions such as snow, ice, and rain.
ACE offers a full range of rubber and synthetic compound testing. If you are interested in a test method that is not shown, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your testing needs.