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Measurement of bulk longitudinal modulus and correction for edge effects
Author(s): Daniel J. Segalman; Scott E. Klenke
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Paper Abstract

The measurement of the bulk longitudinal modulus, M*, of rubbery polymers is a notoriously difficult task. Measurements are traditionally done through wave transmission through a fluid environment in methods that provide M* over only very narrow frequency ranges. An alternative approach, using a resonant test fixture, is presented in this paper. A discussion of some physical limitations is developed. Among them are issues of repeatability and edge effects. A method of data analysis to address edge effects also is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2193, Smart Structures and Materials 1994: Passive Damping, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174100
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel J. Segalman, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Scott E. Klenke, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2193:
Smart Structures and Materials 1994: Passive Damping
Conor D. Johnson, Editor(s)

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