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Dynamic Mechanical Analysis and Fatigue Testing Webinar
Friday, November 13, 2020
Sponsored by ARDL
This webinar will be an overview of dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) and fatigue testing methods and will give examples of non-tire applications (including silicone applications) where these test methods are relevant. The DMA overview will discuss strain, temperature, and frequency sweeps performed in tension, compression, or shear. It will also review the data generated by those sweeps including storage modulus, loss modulus, tan delta, Payne effect and Mullins effect. Fatigue testing methods that will be discussed will include Demattia crack growth, Monsanto fatigue-to-failure, Ross flex crack growth and Goodrich flexometer (heat buildup and blow out).
Ed Terrill, Ph.D., Applied Research Fellow, ARDL
Ed Terrill has received his BS in Chemistry from Ursinus College and his PhD in Polymer Science from The University of Akron. His professional experience includes The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in the Polyester, Tire Physics, and Compound Science Departments and the E I DuPont deNemours & Co in the Textile Fibers Pioneering Research Laboratory. Terrill joined Akron Rubber Development Laboratory in March of 2003. His professional experience includes 30 years in the rubber industry. His research interests include structure property relationships, rubber compounding, and testing. His work has included dynamic mechanical analysis for performance prediction.
Jonathan Martens, Staff Engineer, ARDL
Jonathan Martin received a BS degree from the University of Akron for a double major in Chemistry and Applied Mathematics. He is an Eagle Scout and has been working at ARDL since 2011. Martin has publications in Rubber World and Rubber and Plastics News. Outside of work, he is involved in community theatre and enjoys spending time in the outdoors.