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Non-destructive material characterization

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Reliable impulse excitation measurements

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A non-destructive material characterization technique provides an efficient method to determine important thermo-mechanical properties of a material. At IMCE in Genk, we provide measurement systems and services to characterize properties such as Young’s modulus, shear modulus, Poisson’s ratio and internal friction. At the core of our method lies the impulse excitation technique. This non-destructive material characterization technique is an ideal and effective manner to determine these important material properties


A non-destructive material characterization technique as a better alternative

The non-destructive material characterization technique that is implemented in our RFDA or Resonance Frequency and Damping Analyser, taps the relevant material with a small projectile. The vibrations that follow are recorded by the microphone or laser vibrometer. This way, a single sample suffices to test during a temperature cycle or other processes like aging, fatigue or radiation. In comparison with destructive alternatives such as the tensile or three point bending tests, this saves a considerable amount of time and resources. Whether you would like a RFDA for your company or want to use our measuring services, we are ready to help you. The variety of material types is substantial, meaning that you can use this non-destructive material characterization technique for materials such as refractory materials, ceramics like sintered silicon nitride, steel and cast iron.

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