High-Temperature Mechanical Spectrometer for Internal Friction Measurements
A new high temperature mechanical spectrometer, based on an inverted torsion pendulum, has been constructed for the measurement of the internal friction and the dynamic shear elastic modulus in two different working modes: (a) as a function of temperature (300 – 1800 K) at imposed frequency, during heating or cooling; and (b) as a function of frequency (10-3 – 10 Hz) in isothermal conditions. The whole installation is computer controlled by a dedicated software specifically developed. We describe the different parts of this new installation, as well as its performances in both temperature and frequency through an original example study on a high temperature structural intermetallic of Fe-Al.
Nicolás de la Rosa Fox
P. Simas et al., "High-Temperature Mechanical Spectrometer for Internal Friction Measurements", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 423, pp. 89-95, 2010