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Stress Relaxation and Creep

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An O-ring or a Seal under energized conditions must maintain good contact force throughout the functional life of the products. Contact force is generated between the mating surfaces when one…

High Strain Rate Testing of Materials – Part II

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Figure 3 below shows the stress-strain results from a typical tensile test on a polymer material, as can be seen the test plot is made up of four different regimes….

High Strain Rate Testing of Materials – Part 1

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Polymers, composites and some metallic materials are viscoelastic and strain-rate sensitive. Under high strain rates the micro mechanisms by which these materials deform is different than that experienced at low…

Finite Element Analysis FEA, static and dynamic characterization, and fatigue testing of automotive suspension & under the hood components.

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