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ISSN : 2394-2320 (Online)

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IInternational Journal of Engineering Research in Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IJERMCE)

Monthly Journal for Mechanical and Civil Engineering

ISSN : 2456-1290 (Online)

Design of Low Cost Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer to Evolve Mechanical Properties of Soft Materials

Author : Mr. Salim Jafri 1 Dr. Priam Pillai 2

Date of Publication :17th August 2017

Abstract: Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer’s (DMA) available today are so advanced with the capability of analyzing multiple material properties within the same system, DMA system is expensive and immobile because of its complex design, sensors and actuators like highly advance strain gauges, load cell and pneumatic, hydraulic, servo electric motor’s. Considering the cost as a criteria this paper is an attempt to provide low cost and portable design of DMA for testing soft polymer and viscoelastic material.. The DMA system is successfully designed and fabricated using 3D printed parts, laser cut acrylic and aluminum supports.

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