The new advanced high frequency testing device designed for elastomers and non-linear structures

F. Abraham, E. W. Abel

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    This paper describes the development and technical details of a versatile high frequency materials testing system, as reports initial results obtained. The system allows the testing of frequencies up approximately to 20000 Hz and as low as approximately 0.5 Hz. This makes it unique for testing relatively soft nonlinear materials, fluids and small sample sizes. The system records complete hysteresis curves at all frequencies, which may then be used for further analysis. First testing results on an elastomer with a glass transition temperature within the tested frequency range are presented, as well as test results on a nonlinear sample. The tests show that the test rig is working very well and that mass effects have been eliminated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConstitutive Models for Rubber V
    EditorsA Boukamel, L Laiarinandrasana, S Meo, E Verron
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-0-415-45442-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event5th European Conference on Constitute Models for Rubber - Paris, France
    Duration: 4 Sep 20077 Sep 2007


    Conference5th European Conference on Constitute Models for Rubber
    Abbreviated titleECCMR 2007
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