Polymer Testing


Polymer Testing for Finite Element Modeling

This web-based class will present advanced material testing methods targeting material characterization for Finite Element (FE) modeling.  We will discuss designing a test plan, understanding limitations of different test and measurement systems, and how to take your experimental data out of

Case study

Accelerated Creep Testing of Polymers with Time-Temperature Superposition
A medical device designer wanted to forecast the creep performance of a plastic part for at least two years. Veryst tested the material using time-temperature superposition to characterize the material’s long-term performance quickly and efficiently to determine if the design performs adequately after two years.
Adhesive Cure Troubleshooting with Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
An adhesive joint was failing in the field. Veryst used DSC to investigate and determined the root cause to be improper curing of the adhesive.
High Rate Foam Testing
Foam materials often exhibit high strain rate sensitivity, with large increases in stiffness as materials are loaded at higher rates. Veryst performed high-rate compression tests of a foam material, reaching impact strain rates of over 1500/s.
Testing of Climbing Shoe Rubbers
The material properties of a climbing shoe’s outsole rubber directly affect a rock climber’s performance. Veryst performed friction and compression testing of two climbing shoe rubbers to quantify and compare their performance.
Testing Polymers in Cryogenic Temperatures
Many engineering applications require understanding the behavior of polymers under cryogenic temperature conditions. Veryst developed a test fixture and method to test materials submerged in liquid nitrogen (LN2) at its boiling temperature of -196°C.

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