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Thermal Expansion Coefficient by TMA (Anisotropic)


Test ID  
T-302

   
Description  
This test measures thermal expansion coefficient using a thermomechanical analyzer fitted with quartz thermal expansion fixture. The normal temperature range is 0C to 60C. Data are taken in flow and x-flow directions to determine anisotropy.    
Options  
Other test orientations can be specified. Other temperature ranges can be used, up to the melt temperature of the material. This test can be adapted for soft materials and films. Please contact us with details; additional costs may apply.  
Standards  
ASTM E831  
ISO 11359-2  
Data see sample data  
CLTE is reported in 0 and 90 degree orientations. This data appears in Matereality as Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion.  
Replicates (# of times this test is repeated)  
3  
Samples  
1 - plaques (4 x 12in) [details]

   

Application
 
Data is used for design purposes and to determine if failure by thermal stress may occur when a part composed of two different materials is subjected to a change in temperature. This test is used to determine the thermal expansion of anisotropic materials.