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A mechanical spectroscopy tool is the ideal way to identify certain thermo-mechanical properties of a particular material. At IMCE in Genk, we have the RFDA or Resonance Frequency and Damping Analyser which determines these properties in a non-destructive manner. This provides you with an accurate calculation of elastic properties such as Young’s modulus, shear modulus, Poisson’s ratio and internal friction. Discover the efficient method of our mechanical spectroscopy tool.

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An efficient and effective mechanical spectroscopy tool

Metal bars and plates

Our mechanical spectroscopy tool uses the impulse excitation technique as its method. The tested material is tapped with a small projectile, which makes it vibrate. These vibrations are recorded by the RFDA and the data is immediately processed through dedicated software to accurately calculate the resonant frequency and damping values. Based on the resonant frequency in flexural mode, the dimensions and mass, the Young’s modulus is calculated. By performing this test procedure as function of temperature various thermo-mechanical properties can be studied. In comparison to destructive variants, this method merely requires a single sample that is used for a complete temperature cycle
The method can be used on many types of materials, such as ceramics, refractory materials, carbon fiber reinforced composites and metals like steel or aluminium.


Optimal use of Young’s modulus measurement

The RFDA measurement systems enable high temperature measurements as well. Only a single sample is needed to follow the evolution from the Young’s modulus through a complete temperature cycle. At our company, we like to help you along with this cost- and material-efficient method of measurement for Young’s modulus and various other thermo-mechanical properties. Let us help you understand how to measure Young’s modulus and, for example, use the acquired information for the optimization of a sintering processes.

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Would you like to gain more information about our particular mechanical spectroscopy tool? You are free to contact us via email at info@imce.eu and ask any questions about our measurement systems and services.