Exploring the viscoelastic properties of materials and components
A Bose® ElectroForce® test instrument is an attractive platform for advanced viscoelastic property measurements of elastomers, plastics, films, biomaterials, gels, and foods as well as many additional materials.
Control for ElectroForce instruments is provided by the WinTest® digital control system. This PC-based system features an intuitive interface and powerful test generation and data acquisition capabilities. The software’s flexible design enables ElectroForce instruments to perform a wide range of tests, such as tension, compression, bending, and shear under a wide variety of load, strain, frequency and temperature conditions.
Flexible DMA software for a variety of needs
WinTest Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) software, along with environmental chambers and our new DMA tensile grips, tests can be used to determine material properties such as tan delta, complex, storage and loss moduli, or to determine component properties such as dynamic stiffness, phase, storage or loss stiffness and dampening.
WinTest DMA software allows the user to define a series of test conditions that are automatically reproduced on the test system. The user can also step through a series of conditions to explore changes in material or component properties with respect to a controlled parameter.
Bose DMA data analysis software also makes it easy to look at the requested and actual test conditions, and the original channel data. FFT analysis is used to convert this data to viscoelastic properties and components, and the user can plot the data in a wide variety of ways or, if preferred, export the data to a text file for analysis in other third party tools.