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Dynamic Mechanical Analysis: A Practical Introduction by Kevin Menard

This 208-page comprehensive reference book handles the basic theory and practice of the dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) technique.

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This 208-page comprehensive reference book handles the basic theory and practice of the dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) technique. It gives the chemist, engineer, or material scientist a starting point to understand when and where dynamic mechanical analysis can be applied, how it functions, and what are the advantages and limitations of the method. Rheological concepts, stress-strain, data handling, experimental techniques and considerations, and test methods (such as frequency sweeps and time-temperature curves), are described in detail. This is an excellent practical guide for someone with interest in the concepts of stress, strain, rheology, and the determination of the mechanical properties of materials. About the author:
Kevin P. Menard is a chemist with research interests in materials science and polymer properties. He has published over 50 papers and/or patents. Currently a Senior Product Specialist in Thermal Analysis for PerkinElmer Inc., he is also an Adjunct Professor of Materials Science at the University of North Texas. After earning his doctorate from Wesleyan University and spending two years at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he worked at the Fina Oil and Chemical Company and the General Dynamics Corporation. Dr. Menard joined PerkinElmer in 1992.