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Join us for this webinar, “Understanding Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (Part 2: Advanced Topics)” presented by Dr. Kevin Menard.


12:00 noon - 12:45 noon, Thursday, August 5, 2021 CDT

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Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) is an extremely powerful technique for understanding material properties. Estimated to be 100x more sensitive to the presence of the glass transition than DSC, DMA is commonly used for detecting the Tg in composites and highly cured materials. However, there are many other applications.

  • This is the second of the two lectures of the "Understanding Dynamic Mechanical Analysis" webinar series. Part 2 address the effects of frequency changes on materials, the use of such effects for understanding the nature of the transition, and methods of frequency scanning. Finally the concept and application of Time-Temperature Superposition is discussed. The first lecture addresses the basics of DMA.


Kevin Menard, Ph.D.

Kevin Menard, Ph.D.
Product Manager, Thermal Analysis

Dr. Menard has over 35 years of experience in material characterization and thermal analysis. He was worked in the oil and gas, polymers, aerospace, academia, and instrumentation industries. He holds 13 patents and has over 100 publications, including the third edition of Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (2020). He is currently a product manager at Hitachi High-Tech Science America, Inc.


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