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Metravib Viscoanalyser VA2000 (2 machines)

Key Contact: Jem Rongong

Used primarily for dynamic mechanical and thermal analysis of polymeric materials. The machines provide up to 100 N load from quasi-static to 100 Hz sinsusoidal excitation over a temperature range spanning approximately -160 to 400 C. Different specimen configurations (including tension/compression, shear, 3 point bend) are available. Using DynaTest software, they automate the test and analysis process for generating viscoelastic master curves. Using MultiTest, load-deflection tests, hysteresis loops and fatigue tests can also be carried out.

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