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Free Online Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) Training

Training Date & Time:
May 25&26, 2023
09:00h – 13:00h (Brussels) // 08:00h – 12:00h (UK)

Important Note: The training will proceed through Microsoft Teams. The joining link will be sent at the latest a day before the course starts. You do not need to install Microsoft Teams to be able to follow the training.

The online DMA course is designed to give a basic overview of DMA technology. The focus of the presentation is on the is on the Discovery DMA850 but will also be applicable to the Q800 DMA. The RSA-G2 or the DMA mode on the DHR Rheometers will not be discussed although the general theory may be of interest. The presentation is aimed at new and intermediate users looking to obtain a greater understanding of the instrument technology, method optimisation and data analysis. It would also be useful for people interested in finding out what sort of information can be obtained from DMA.

Overall, the course will cover the following topics:

• It discusses the calibrations required and the performance checks that can be made.

• Starting points for the development of experimental methodologies.

• Method optimisation will be discussed with respect to the sample, the deformation geometry, and the method.

• An overview of typical analysis being performed will be given along with some discussion of the advanced techniques available (for example DMA with humidity changes and Time Temperature Superposition).

The training is spread over two half days. It’s highly recommended to attend both sessions!

About The Lecturer

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Els Verdonck is a Senior Applications Scientist with TA Instruments. She received her degree in Chemical Engineering and her PhD from Brussels University (VUB) in Belgium, where she specialized in polymer characterization. Her research was focused on studying interphasial effects in composites and investigating thermoset cure kinetics. She joined TA Instruments in 1998, for providing application support and training to customers, as well as organizing material characterization seminars.

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Dr. Philip Davies is a Principal Applications Scientist for TA Instruments supporting the Thermal Analysis range of products.  Following completion of a degree in Mechanical Engineering, with a strong bias towards materials science, he carried out a PhD into polymer performance and decomposition.  This was followed by an academic career as a Senior Research Fellow investigating a range of materials performance applications.  Throughout all his research, thermal analysis has been central to the materials characterization and novel material development. In 2005 he joined TA Instruments as an Applications Scientist.  Within this role Philip provides support to our customers and partners.

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* Some modules and OEM products are excluded. Trade in required to receive discount. Please contact your local TA representative for more details. Deals valid for systems purchased and delivered before September 18, 2020.